Montana Natural History Center - Missoula

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.

Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula,  MT 59801

Phone: 406.327.0405
Fax: 406.327.0421

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.

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.

American Express, Cash, Discover, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa

Group Reservations Required, Walk-Ins Welcome

Air Conditioning, Books, Childrens Activities, Handicapped Accessible, Merchandise, Parking, Picnic Tables, Public Restroom, Tour, Unescorted Tour

Art Gallery, Childrens Activities, Education, Exhibit, Museum, Tour, Wildlife Art