Ou Using our natural history displays, interactive discussions, and hands-on activities, MNHC naturalists provide a guided program for your group.


Schedule your visit! Call 406.327.0405 or fill out our online form.

Museum Field Trip Locations:

  • Montana Natural History Center: Year-long, but with limited availability in October and May-August.
  • Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden: April through September.
  • Traveling Naturalist: Year-long. Our naturalist educators come to you or to a location of your choosing.

Days offered:
Monday – Friday, based on naturalist availability.  We have limited availability during our busy field months of May & October.  Please contact us well in advance (3 weeks is preferred) to secure your date and time!

Times offered:
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


  • Museum Field Trips ( price includes admission to MNHC):
    $45 per group, up to 10 students; $55 per group, 11 to 20 students; $65 per group, 21-30 students.  For the best educational experience, we ask that groups larger than 30 be split into smaller field trip sections.
  • Traveling Naturalist (Naturalists come to your location- click here for more information):
    $100 per hour for up to 30 students; additional programming $50 per hour.
    First 20 miles of travel included in price; travel over 20 miles will be charged 60 cents per mile.

(Join MNHC’s Teacher Benefits Program for discounts on Field Trips and more!)

Available Age Ranges:

NEW!! Click Here for more information about our field trip curriculum, including alignment to NGSS standards.

Available Topics at MNHC:

  • Seed Dispersal: Fruit Engineering Challenge
  • Montana Ecosystems and Animals
  • Lewis and Clark: Being Naturalists
  • Outrageous Owls
  • Animals in Winter
  • Bird Beak Bonanza
  • Skull Detectives
  • What’s That I Hear?: Exploring Bird Calls and Nature Sounds

Available Topics at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden:

  • Lewis and Clark: Being Naturalists
  • What’s That I Hear?: Exploring Bird Calls and Nature Sounds
  • Service Learning

All of these topics, as well as custom naturalist experiences such as guided nature walks, can also take place at a location of your choosing through our Traveling Naturalist program.

Schools are responsible for their own transportation and must be accompanied by at least one teacher from school. We request at least one chaperone for every eight students.  Chaperone admission is included in the program cost. MNHC reserves the right to cancel or shorten any Museum Field Trip if the group arrives late. Museum Field Trips should be booked at least three weeks in advance to ensure an open date.

Fill out our online request form, or, to learn more, call 406.327.0405.