Nightmare Affair

Saturday, October 27 at the Great Northern Hotel!


Nightmare Affair is our largest annual fundraiser and we sure know how to raise the roof! This year’s event will be hosted at the Great Northern Hotel with a buffet dinner, live music by Ten Years Gone, a live auction, and hands-on science experiments.

Help ExplorationWorks Science Center bring STEM education to Helena and the surrounding communities. Support us by attending the best Adult Halloween Costume Party in Helena!

For sponsorship information, contact Kelly Posewitz at 406.603.4130 or

2018 Live Auction Packages

Gates of the Mountains Cruise Narrated by Governor Bullock

Cruise the Gates of the Mountains summer 2019 with 20-60 of your closest friends. Governor Bullock will be your Captain and guide for your scenic trip, performing the job even better than he did as a teenager. Schedule the trip for an evening in June, late August, or September and enjoy one of Montana’s most popular tourist attractions.  

Two Tickets to Paradise

Pick your Paradise with two coach tickets to ANYWHERE that Alaska Airlines flies. No blackout dates! You choose your destination - the beaches of Maui, fishing in Anchorage, seeing the lights of Broadway in New York - it’s up to you! Plus, Helena Town Car will take you to and from the airport in style. Create the get-away of your dreams.

A Night of Karaoke with Mayor Collins

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at Ten Mile Creek Brewery with 20 of your friends and THE Mayor Wilmot Collins! Your package includes  a night of karaoke at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, 20 reserved seats, $100 gift card to spend on brews for you and your friends, and the chance to sing karaoke with the Mayor...or just simply watch. Hang on to your hats, not only is he a great Mayor but his singing will raise the roof.

Escape to Scottsdale

Enjoy sunny Scottsdale, AZ for 5 days and 4 nights in a beautiful two bedroom condo located just north of Scottsdale. Just a 10 minute drive to Keirland Commons for amazing shopping and restaurants. Check out spring training practices, get in a round of golf, go shopping, or simply sit by the pool. Your package also includes a $500.00 Visa Gift card to use towards airfare or restaurants.

Big Sky Ski Package

Take on the slopes at Big Sky Ski Resort. Your package includes two-nights at the historic & original Huntley Lodge, located slopeside in Big Sky’s Mountain Village. It’s not a ski package without lift tickets, we are including two - 2 day lift tickets with access to all Big Sky Resort’s open chairlifts and 5,800 acres. Always a great weekend get-away!

Create a Winter Wonderland with Nitro-Green

Let Nitro-Green of Helena do the winter work for you. Choose between professional reliable  snow removal services OR let the Holiday Decor team assist in creating & installing a festive wonderland of holiday cheer. Package includes a $1,000 gift card to use toward the services of your choice.

Enjoy the Outdoors in Style

Your experience starts with a Mount Helena ecology hike guided by Dr. Travis Almquist, Professor in the Biology Department at Carroll College. And since you like to do things in style, you will also take home some serious gear, including a YETI 65 Can Tundra Cooler, two YETI travel mugs, two YETI wine glasses, a men’s Storm Creek jacket, a women’s Storm Creek fleece, and a pair of Kenetrek boots.  

Weekend in Three Forks

The perfect weekend adventure for two to Three Forks, MT. You begin your adventure checking into the beautiful and historic Sacajawea Hotel for the night. Then enjoy a gourmet dinner at Pompey Grill. Enjoy 18 holes at the Headwaters Golf Course, while taking in the beautiful views.

Extreme Birthday Party at ExplorationWorks

Two words - liquid nitrogen! This ultimate birthday party package is sure to impress kids of all ages with a host of cool liquid nitrogen experiments, including making ice cream and dragon’s breath. ExWorks staff takes care of all the details, including invitations, pizza, cake,  refreshments and all the set-up & clean up. You’re welcome Mom and Dad.

Corporate Retreat at ExplorationWorks

The ultimate team building experience. Begin with your employees tapping into their inner kid as they explore ExplorationWorks’ many hands-on exhibits. Next, they will test their team building skills with our Break Out Boxes activity, lead by ExWorks staff. The final experience is being rewarded with appetizers and refreshments (up to 40 people). Get this package and you’ll be well on your way to Boss of the Year!  

Thank you to our event sponsors!


for more information:

406.457.1800 ext. 1