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


Take Flight

Join us as we take flight! This hands-on exhibit appeals to adults and children alike and teaches us about the science behind flight. This exhibit will be on display through May 20th, 2018.

Some exhibit components include:


Hang Glider Simulator
Climb into an actual glider harness and use the controls to fly in a virtual setting

Vertical Wind Tunnel & Flying Cups
Construct flying copters to see how they react to vertical "wind"

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RC Simulators
Simulate flying an aircraft in a variety of landscapes

Bernoulli Blower
Study wind flow and learn about the Bernoulli Principle with this hands-on experiment

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.

Coming Summer 2018!

dogs: more than pets

We are excited to announce our summer exhibit! Dogs: More Than Pets will make it's world debut at ExplorationWorks on Saturday, May 26th. This exhibit will explore the incredible world of one of the most noble animals on planet Earth, the dog. Dogs will be examined through science, history, DNA, folklore, legend, literature, pop culture, and real LIVE dogs!

We will be closed May 21-25 for installation. Mark your calendars - you won't want to miss this exhibit! 

Dogs: More Than Pets will be on display through mid-September 2018.

for more information on our exhibits:

Bill Soth, Exhibits Director