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


Summer 2018 Exhibit!

dogs: more than pets

We are excited to announce our summer exhibit! Dogs: More Than Pets will make its 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 September 16, 2018.

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.


Explore the many components of Civil Engineering in this hands-on exhibit. Test your design and building skills, learn about local engineering projects and discover the role engineering plays in the world around you.  

On exhibit September 2018 - January 2019

for more information on our exhibits:

Matt Jetty, Exhibit & Facility Manager