(This is the fourth in a series called “Things To Do” – a focus on the many, many things there are to do in and around Great Falls)
If you’ve never been to the Children’s Museum of Montana, you should check it out – no matter how old you are! Yes, of course it is designed primarily for kids, but I guarantee that adults will enjoy visiting it to see how incredible it is 🙂 .
From the “About” page on the website: “The Children’s Museum of Montana exists to ignite a lifelong passion for learning through hands-on exploration of science, math, and culture…as an educational and community resource dedicated to the notion that children learn best by doing. The museum provides children with the opportunity to learn through hands-on exploration of science, math and culture.”
I stopped by this week for the first time, and was truly amazed at how big and fun it is. I of course had heard and read about it, but visiting it simply blew me away.
It’s located at 22 Railroad Square (behind the Civic Center), and it’s two stories of “exhibits” that are truly hands-on and interactive for kids of all ages.
Among the exhibits are an airplane cockpit, a grocery store, an Old West-type fort, a large boat, Dr. Seuss-themed area, a Lego area, a dress-up section, a hospital/doctor’s office and dentist’s office, and many more.
It’s only $5 per person, and admission is valid for the whole day (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays). Kids under 2 are free. There are also membership options to give you season-long admission.
Family – $90: Unlimited admission for one family for one full year.
Military – $80: Family Membership as described above for retired or active duty Military.
Grandparent – $75: Unlimited admission for 2 grandparents in the same household and all grandchildren under the age of 18 for one year. * Doesn’t cover parents of the grandchildren*
3 Months – $40: Unlimited admission for one family for three months.
There are also two large rooms available to rent for birthday parties and special occasions.
They also have several “camp” and special activities, including Art Camp, Toddler Sensory Time, Computer Camp, and more – click here for a list.
The staff was wonderful – you can tell they really love what they do!
Seriously – this place is a gem.
Also: a new permanent home for the museum is in the works – the building it is currently in is leased from the City. Click here to read more about it at The Electric.
ALSO! I have two four-packs of free admission tickets to the museum – if you want to win four free tickets, leave a comment below and include your email address. I will draw TWO winners at random at noon on Monday, July 1st, so leave your comment BEFORE then!