Children's Museum of Montana

Children's Museum of Montana, Great Falls: Hours, Address, Children's Museum of Montana Reviews: 4/5

Children's Museum of Montana

Children's Museum of Montana
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
For over 20 years, the children of our little city on the river have come and enjoyed productive, interactive, and educational activities and exhibits all year-round. The Children’s Museum of Montana was opened in February of 1999 and has seen over 60,000 visitors since then. We are the largest and oldest children's museum in Montana and proud of how far we have come- our current collection of over 20 exhibits is a must see for all visitors! While the years have passed, the mission remains the same- To Ignite a Passion for Lifelong Learning! Whether they are saving lives as a doctor in the Little Falls Clinic, learning about money in the Giant Springs Credit Union, or living on the homestead of the frontier; hands-on play is the goal and their own imagination is the only limitation!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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CESAR AYLLON
Swift Current, Canada196 contributions
Great indoors playground!
Oct 2019
We took our 3 y-old daugter there in the morning on weekend and she really had lots of fun by playing, jumping, running, etc., she did not want to leave after 3 hrs in it. My wife and I had a double expresso coffee meanwhile watched our daughter enjoy that amazing 2 stories family place. We also purchased a few itme at the front small gift store section, and could take many pictures and videos. There parking is good enough for all visitors but not easy to drive into the building parking, not even by using GPS it's that easy, but locals are very helpful. Staff are very nice, polite, smilly and helpful. We may be back again in future visits if travelling with our daughter. The site is well located in town, close to Missouri river and many othger attractions like museums, restaurants, parks, etc. Good wi-fi, only pay admission at front desk at reasonable price. Winter greetings from Speedycreek - SK - Canada.
Written December 19, 2019
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Hello! Thank you so much for visiting our Museum. We are so glad to hear we left a great impression on you and your family! We've been hard at work with some amazing upgrades and updates (as well as having learned how to make even better coffee) and would love to see you all again! :)
Written July 8, 2020
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Elexis_12
Surrey, Canada21 contributions
Great fun for kids
Aug 2019
Two floors of imaginative play opportunities. Very hands on centres including airplane, boats, credit union, historical fort, grocery store, hospital, dentist, lego and more. Skewed towards the younger set, but both my kids loved it.
Written September 15, 2019
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Hello and thank you for visiting us! We are currently working to update our exhibits to include activities and attractions for the older kiddos in the family, as well as for the whole family to get in on the "hands on play" aspect as well! Our historical fort has been the biggest and most recent change as of late and now features jumbo connect 4 and soon corn hole! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written July 8, 2020
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suewD520PC
Great Falls, MT62 contributions
Museum not to Miss!
Feb 2019 • Family
The Children's Museum of Montana is a must for families traveling through Great Falls or living in the area. The innovative opportunities for children are outstanding and old and young - all will enjoy!
Written April 13, 2019
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We're so glad you think so highly of our Museum! We've also recently implemented a TON of upgrades and updates to our exhibits and building as a whole. Thank you for your review and be sure to stop in soon for more family fun!
Written July 8, 2020
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Kerri c
Great Falls, MT138 contributions
Dirty and not a Museum
Mar 2019 • Family
This is definitely not a museum but more of an indoor play center. The items were extremely worn and dirty. I was disappointed in the quality of the play items. The building was run down and needs a major renovation. I would not recommend at all. Also, the “rugs” at the bottom of the slides were completely filthy and the boat display was torn and grimy. Bring hand sanitizer!
Written March 21, 2019
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Hello, Kerri! Thank you for your response. Our new staff (from the front desk to Executive Director) takes feedback like yours very seriously. We're happy to let you know that while we are new to managing our Tripadvisor account, we had addressed all of the above concerns in the Summer of 2019. While we are in a lease for our building and do what we can there, we have implemented upgrades and updates all over our Museum in recent months. We have new paint on almost every wall and exhibit. On our bottom level, the slide mats were replaced with black memory foam mats that can easily be sanitized and maintained and our boat received a new vinyl seat. Our fort exhibit was updated to the "Little Falls Treehouse" as well! This update included all new artificial grass flooring, paint, updated surround decor, and removal of the faux furs in favor of "scouting" and family activities. This exhibit is now geared more towards encouraging active play and parent participating in games like corn hole and jumbo connect 4. Upstairs we also have two new exhibits- the Homestead (a revised historical exhibit) and the Schoolhouse (open access to learning materials for children of all ages). We understand it may be difficult to consider visiting again after your experience, but promise that we recognized your concerns as well and all of those things were top priority for us to change too. If you are in the area, please consider stopping by. We would love to see you again!
Written July 8, 2020
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kingjewells
Great Falls, MT58 contributions
GREAT FUN!
Jul 2017
Have been to the Childrens Museum with the grandkids several times! Always a fun, learning event. Last time was for our 5 year olds birthday party...special room for the party and the kids had the whole place to themselves! It was a great time!
Written November 9, 2017
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Leahjs555
Great Falls, MT50 contributions
Frolicing fun.
Nov 2016
Looking for something to do with a grandchild, your own children or even for a birthday party. Play and learn is the bottom line at the Children's Musueum. Bright colors and so may activities are a sure draw for this fun place to visit.
Written October 11, 2017
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Biblit
Spokane, WA109 contributions
Not for children over 10
Jul 2017 • Family
The term "museum" is misleading. It is a "ply center", geared toward young children. We felt the receptionist should have told us before paying...our 12yo was bored, making it a waste of money.
Written July 21, 2017
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dibbledibbledopp
Great Falls, MT31 contributions
Best for ages 4 and under
Jun 2017 • Family
Good for an hour or two of entertainment with toddlers. Kids over 4 yo likely won't be amused unless joined by friends.

The woman working behind the desk did not greet me upon entering-she didn't even look up or respond after I said hello. I then asked her if I was to just enter since my son was already there with his classmates. She responded all disgusted with, 'I guess so'. So odd and so very rude.
Written June 8, 2017
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Jesus R
Calgary, Canada69 contributions
My kid loved it
May 2017 • Family
Is a great place for all ages kids.

My son, didn't want to leave, I almost drag him out.

There is a lot do and see (for the kids) come on busy hours so your child can play with more kids
Written May 28, 2017
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detdanielle
Missoula, MT34 contributions
A gem for kids in Great Falls
Apr 2017 • Family
We found ourselves visiting Great Falls with our 3.5-year-old who badly needed to get out of the car and do something fun. Unfortunately, the spring weather wasn't cooperating, so we needed something indoors. I came in to the Children's Museum of Montana not expecting too much, but was so completely, pleasantly surprised. There were so many things to do that even my husband and I had fun. It was very educational and yet there was something for everyone to enjoy. I was so impressed with the variety of activities and how well maintained the facility was. We had a wonderful time.
Written April 13, 2017
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Children's Museum of Montana is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM