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Montana Natural History Center


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The Montana Natural History Center has great displays on local and regional flora and fauna, ecosystems, and geology--including Glacial Lake Missoula--as well as a Kids’ Discovery Room, art gallery, naturalist lab, and Nature Adventure Garden for outdoor play. MNHC provides Naturalist Field Days and various evening programs for adults, and for kids we have a weekly miniNaturalist preschool program on Thursday mornings, afternoon Kids’ Activities two Saturdays a month, and week-long summer camps for kids in preschool through 5th grade. MNHC also provides the Field Notes program on Montana Public Radio and publishes Montana Naturalist magazine three times a year. Please visit our website for a complete listing of programs and activities. MNHC is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (, and accepts reciprocal admission from members of other ASTC museums and science centers.
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Street Address
120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 Get directions
Mailing Address
120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801
All Year
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we are also open on Mondays from 9am-5pm.
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa
Group Reservations Required, Walk-Ins Welcome
Child Discount, Group Discount
Special direction map

Special Directions

The Montana Natural History Center is located at 120 Hickory Street in Missoula. From I-90 take the Orange Street exit south to Cregg Lane (the first street south of the bridge), turn west, and then your first left (south) on Hickory Street. If walking or biking, the Center is located on the Kim Williams Trail, half a block south of McCormick Park.