Montana Natural History Center

In 1991 a group of diverse educators came together to form an environmental education program centered around the natural history of western Montana.

The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education. MNHC was the brainchild of a group of educators who were involved in various efforts to educate both kids and adults about the natural history of western Montana, and who decided to unite those efforts into one environmental education organization.

The Montana Natural History Center provides nature education programming for people of all ages through summer camps, kids’ activities, Visiting Naturalist in the Schools, Master Naturalist certification courses and Field Days, evening programs, Field Notes on Montana Public Radio, museum tours, and more. We have a variety of exhibits that focus on the flora, fauna, geology, and ecology of our beautiful state. Please stop by and visit!

Contact Information

Montana Natural History Center
Reservations and Information:

120 Hickory Street, Missoula, Montana 59801, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Sunday-Monday: Closed Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can call us any time during our business hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Seasons Open

    Year Round
  • Prices and Fees

    Children under 4: FREE, Children (4-18): $1, Adults (18+): $4, Family Rates: $8, Seniors & Veterans: $3, MNHC members: FREE, ASTC Travel Passport Members: FREE, EBT Card Holders: FREE