miniNaturalist Program

Come learn and play with us!

Dates: Every Thursday, September- May

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street.

We will meet indoors for stories and then head out to our Nature Adventure Garden for the rest of the program. 
Please bring clothes for outdoor play!
Raincoats, snow bibs, boots, hats, mittens, ect.

Cost: Free with cost of admission (and free for members!).

NOTE: This program is for kids and their care givers. Schools, daycares, and preschools can sign-up for a center visit program with one of our naturalists.

The miniNaturalist program encourages curiosity for the natural world through exploration and play. We sing songs, read books, play games, and develop skills with art and science tools. Each program begins with songs, movement, and stories. We then provide materials for learner directed discovery in our garden. We look for bugs and birds, color on rocks, build with branches, experiment with science tools and play with a variety of art materials.
  • Best for ages 2-4 though any age is welcome!
  • This program will not be held in pouring rain or temperatures below 15 degrees.
  • The building will be open to visit our museum and Kids’ Discovery Room before and after the program.