Nature Adventure Garden at the Montana Natural History CenterCome learn and play outside 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 meet indoors for a story and song. Then we go outside to play and explore in our nature adventure garden. You are also welcome to stay inside and enjoy the museum, kids’ play room, and learner directed activities.
Please bring clothes for outdoor play!
Raincoats, snow bibs, boots, hats, mittens, etc. We have extra cold weather clothes to borrow.

Cost: Free!

NOTE: This program is for kids and their caregivers. 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 read books, play games, sing songs, and develop skills with art and science tools.
Come paint the snow, go on a bird walk, build a fort, catch and release insects, and much more!
Playing outside contributes to overall health, builds cognitive and social/emotional development, increases attention spans, improves sensory skills and generates happiness.
  • Best for ages 2-4 though any age is welcome!
  • This program will be held all indoors if it is pouring rain or less than 15 degrees