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:

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.

Available Age Ranges:


The following prices include admission to the museum for all students in the group as well as for teachers and chaperones. For the best educational experience, we ask that groups larger than 30 be split into smaller field trip sections.

  • Up to 10 students: $50 per group
  • 11-20 students: $70 per group
  • 21-30 students: $90 per group

You may have noticed that our fee structure for Museum Field Trips has changed! To reflect an increase in program offerings and the addition of our new exhibits, we’ve raised our prices a bit. If this presents a problem for you and your school, call us at 406.327.0405. We are happy to work with you as much as we can to provide access to your students.

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

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.