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ExplorationWorks

995 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601-3396
+1 406-457-1800
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free surrounding gardens are full of interactive things for all ages

even if you do not pay to go in the museum (we ran out of time) the gardens surrounding it are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chrissie M
Best place for families

Always something to do here! The water table is fun and I hear they're getting a new one soon. I... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
LaurenRivers
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Helena, Montana
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

even if you do not pay to go in the museum (we ran out of time) the gardens surrounding it are a delight and free. fabulous waterfalls with stepping stones . musical instruments you can play. big puzzles to do. drums and so much more....More

Thank Chrissie M
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Chrissie! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you can make it back again to check out our wonderful, hands-on exhibits located inside!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Always something to do here! The water table is fun and I hear they're getting a new one soon. I love the upstairs exhibits, especially the pin impression board and scarf tubes. The building is freshly painted and clean, and the staff is friendly. The...More

Thank LaurenRivers
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your review, Lauren! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We are science museum buffs and have been to science museums all over the world. We drove to Helena specifically to check out this museum and were somewhat disappointed. It seemed to be more of a "children's" museum than a "science" museum. It was a...More

Thank Shaibaer
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is just a wonderful place for children of all ages. I have taken five grandchildren ages 2-11 who each find something to learn, explore and enjoy .the exhibits are ever changing and the permanent ones . Like the water works and garden, are delightful....More

Thank groupleader45212
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

The museum has things for both children and adults to do. It was very fun and both my 14 year old and my 4 year old loved it.

Thank Katherine J
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for your positive review, Katherine! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. If you're in the area this summer, be sure to stop by to see our new exhibit: The Art & Science of Arachnids!

Reviewed 11 November 2016

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...More

Thank Sara K
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

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

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...More

Thank Roger S
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

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!

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.

Thank groupleader45212
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

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!

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...More

Thank CMyers91611
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...More

Thank Jolene W
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