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  • Go Fish!
    Go Fish is our Newest Exhibit! Grab a fishin' rod and cast into our "pond" for some of the best lookin' trout in Montana. Kiddos can measure their fish on charts and identify exactly which trout they caught! Thanks to our many sponsors for making this exhibit so fantastic: Wayne Chamberlain & Betsy Grimley, Pierce Flooring, Tim Backus, Boyce Lumber, Montana Trout Unlimited, Dave Kendall, Martha's Sewing Ministries, Allegra Printing, and Celeste Bickford.

  • Go Grow Grocery
    The Go Grow Grocery exhibit is fully stocked with a variety of "fresh" fruits and veggies, packaged dry goods, and dairy products. Visitors can wander through the store with their shopping lists and fill up their carts with healthy food and snacks. Head over to the checkout lane, complete with a kid propelled conveyor belt (by hand crank) and real cash register to "purchase" your groceries!

  • Water Works Wonders
    Come and discover the wonders of water! This exhibit features a moving water table with different activities at each stepped level, hand play with the water mushroom, directing the current with dam tabs and exploring water pressure through pipe building. Smocks and a hand dryer provided to help keep you dry.

    Another feature of Water Works Wonders is the Water Cycle Slide. You are a part of the cycle as you evaporate up the stairs...condensate into the clouds...and precipitate down the slide. Don't forget to climb through the tunnel as ground water and then repeat.

  • Precipitation Station
    Kids can get their heads in the clouds, learn about the water cycle, and then zoom down the slide to the ground again. Then climb back up and do it all over again... and again... and again!

  • Hall of Infinity
    How many copies of yourself do you see? Can you even count? Our Hall of Infinity is a fun and simple way to learn about mirrors and reflection.

  • Body Bubble Machine
    Step inside a giant bubble! Will you master the art of the human tunnel bubble?

  • Dr. Kid's Office
    Little doctors, complete with scrubs and stethoscopes, learn about anatomy, health and wellness where the grown-ups become the patients.

  • Dino Dig
    Grab your goggles, shovel and bucket and go on an adventure to find dinosaur fossils both big and small! What have you found? Match what you found to the dino book to see what dinosaur your discovery is from.

  • Green, Green Forest
    This exhibit transforms the exhibit gallery into a ponderosa pine forest. Grab a costume on the performance stage for the big show or climb up into the tree fort as you search for the hidden woodland creatures throughout the museum. Can you spy the fox, woodpecker, skunk and owl?

  • Art Studio
    Fun materials and new projects to make and take every day. Try your brush at a painting or texture tools at the Claymate table. This space doubles as CM’s program/birthday room, too. Closed on weekends.

  • It Takes A Village
    A climbing fort, a puppet theater for little ones and their families to gather and play together!

  • Busy Babies
    This enclosed space is just for the under 2 crowd. A climbing structure with stairs and a mini slide give those little movers and shakers the independence to test their new skills! Age-appropriate toys adorn the shelves for little ones to explore in a safe and creative way. Plus comfy seating and a boppy for nursing mamas.

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