Through hands-on exploration, these exhibits engage, educate, and inspire children of all ages.
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!
New Exhibit Coming September 14th!
Through hands-on exhibit experiences, visitors to Sun, Earth, Universe will learn about how NASA missions are designed to help answer the big questions about our planet, our solar system and the wider universe. Visitors have the chance to engineer their own model spacecraft and test its durability for surviving the forces of a rocket launch. They’ll get experience using tools that help researchers see the non-visible aspects of space. And visitors will see how data collected can be presented in different forms to help broaden our understandings of what’s happening in space.
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.
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.