Glacier Institute - Kalispell

Northwest Montana's Leader in Outdoor Education.

Since 1983, the Glacier Institute has been providing hands-on, field-based educational adventures to people from all over the world in nature's spectacular classroom, the Crown of the Continent ecosystem with Glacier National Park at its center.

Our instructors are experts in their field and offer students an objective and science-based understanding of the area's ecology and its interaction with people. Through this non-advocacy approach, participants are inspired to make well informed decisions which contribute to the healthy sustainability of our future ecosystems.

Join us for one or more Learning Gone Wild adventures based in nature's wildest place on earth, the Crown of the Continent. Programs included are Family Programs, Youth Science Adventure Camps, Wildlife, Cultural History, Geology, Natural History, Birds, Aquatic Ecology, The Arts, Traditional Crafts, Plants and Fungi, Ancient Forest and Fire and Survival Skills and Tracking.

Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
137 Main Street
Kalispell,  MT 59901

Phone: 406-755-1211
Fax: 406-755-7154

Glacier Institute Facilities:

Administration Office - 137 Main Street, Kalispell, Montana (open year round)

Glacier Park Field Camp - just inside the west entrance to Glacier National Park

Big Creek Outdoor Education Center - twenty miles north of Columbia Falls on the North Fork Road. It is along the North Fork of the Flathead River, adjacent to Glacier National Park.

All Year


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

Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended, Reservations Required, Walk-Ins Welcome

Books, Educational Programs, Gift Shop, Guide, Handicapped Accessible, Housing Rental, Parking, Public Restroom, Tour, Trail, Transportation, Travel Services, Visitor Service

Archaeology, Bird Watching, Childrens Activities, Cultural, Cultural Tours, Ecology, Expedition, Float Trips, Hiking, History, Mountaineering, Natural History, Overnight Pack Trips, Photography, Rafting, Sightseeing, Snowshoeing, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Winter Sport