Through hands-on exploration, these exhibits engage, educate, and inspire children of all ages.

summer EXHIBIT

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Delve into the science of earthquakes, tectonic plates and tsunamis, and what earthquake engineers are doing to make our world safer. Jump up and down on a platform and try to match the seismogram from an historic earthquake! Spin the dial through geologic history and watch how the continents move and re-form. See where earthquakes are happening all around the world in real time. And much more!

WaterWays to the future


Make a splash while discovering the physics of water!
Our new water table features Mount Helena, Helena’s iconic fire tower, and artwork showcasing Helena’s landscape, including the Sleeping Giant Mountain and Helena Cathedral. Museum visitors can interact with the exhibit by making the clouds rain, go fishing, fill water buckets, and play with the water wheel.

Little sky


Our special play land for children under five.
Children five and under can explore life in Big Sky Country with our Little Sky exhibit. Discover where your food comes from with Gabriel's Garden Market. Hunt for eggs in the Farm to Fork barnyard. Scramble up the slide, and catch a stuffed fish in the Montana Outdoors exhibit.

for more information on our exhibits:

Matt Jetty, Exhibit & Facility Manager