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Address: 995 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601-3396
Phone Number: +1 406-457-1800
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Looking for fun things to do in Helena? ExplorationWorks! Montana's Science...

Looking for fun things to do in Helena? ExplorationWorks! Montana's Science Center in Helena knows how to help family members of all ages have fun with science. Little Sky Country is set aside especially for the pre-K crowd. Depending upon the season, you may encounter a hive of bees busily creating Helena honey or watch Trout hatchlings gradually grow to releasable size in Montana's rivers. Navigate the physics of water at our water table and experience hurricane force winds. Open and close tubes to design your own air pathways at the Air Maze. Wear your creative hats designing reverse designs at the Pin Impression Board. You never know what you'll encounter at Montana's Science Center in Helena. Come explore with us!

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Hands-on fun for the whole family!

ExplorationWorks is fun for the entire family to visit. My parents, sisters, grandmother, nieces and nephews and cousins all enjoy the hands-on activities that are offered on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sara K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ExplorationWorks is fun for the entire family to visit. My parents, sisters, grandmother, nieces and nephews and cousins all enjoy the hands-on activities that are offered on Saturdays and the hands-on exhibits in the museum. It's a great place to expand your world, and have fun doing it!

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Thank Sara K
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this review

Thank you, Sara! We're so happy you enjoy ExWorks as much as we do! More 

Helena, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My nearly 5 year old grandson was almost overwhelmed by all the hands-on learning activities! Quickly settled down to try each one that he could (some were for older kids). Had a most enjoyable and very educational afternoon! Many of the activities were also quite appropriate for adults (this grandpa is definitely going back on his own!).

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Thank Roger S
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, Roger! I'm glad to hear you and your grandson enjoyed your visit. We hope you can visit us again soon! More 

Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a wonderful spot for grandparents and parents to take their kids on a rainy day or anyday. They are always changing uo the exhibits and the permant ones like the farm and splash stop are always a hit with the kids.

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Thank groupleader45212
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments! We appreciate our members and are so glad you enjoy our exhibits. And you're exactly right - our water table is always a hit with the kiddos! More 

Bothell, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My daughter loves it here, she remembers being here 2 summers ago and she was 1.5yo then! This place is nicely set up with great things for kids of all ages to come play and check out! Love that they have an outdoor garden, my daughter loved their grapes!

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Thank CMyers91611
Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

For a small town, Helena is very lucky to have such a place. They have a lot of great exhibits, change them frequently, have special events and support the community. Easily accessible at the Great Northern Town Center, reasonably priced and great indoor activity during inclement weather.

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Thank Jolene W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean kid friendly museum! Found deal on groupon which made it more affordable. Our four year old loves his two hours there. Located near the carousel which is also fun. Get there early to beat the parking nightmare.

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Thank Jay A
Helena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

There is so much to see and do. My daughter loved the hands on experience and didn't realize she was learning!

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Great spot to bring the kids or grand kids. Always interesting exhibits and a fun play area for the little ones.

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Thank Helena Traveler
Billings, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Expensive fun for the whole family. Adults are more expensive than children and there are a couple of activities that cost additional money. The kids were done in less than an hour. They had more fun in the garden area outside.

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Thank Skary94
Montana City, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is a great place to take kids, the exhibits are all hands on and change regularly - learn about everything from space to the ear etc. Small child area, classes, great to get a membership and it's good at tons of museums all over.

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