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Children's Museum of Montana

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Address: 22 Railroad Square, Great Falls, MT 59401-4003
Phone Number: 406-452-6661
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Perform in a puppet show, generate your own electricity or build a model...

Perform in a puppet show, generate your own electricity or build a model city in the Construction Zone. This exciting museum offers many innovative, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits for the young and the young at heart.

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Fun for children

I took my toddler here for the first time not really knowing what to expect since I had read some reviews about it prior to coming. My little girl had lots of fun. We were here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
Lori D
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Great Falls, Montana
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting while on vacation. This was a wonderful little place for kids to interact and use imaginative play! It is an older building, but you can tell they are obviously doing the best they can with the space they have. They have lots of spaces for kids to explore and use their imaginations!!! Grocery store, dress up room,... More 

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Thank Melissa L
Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I took my toddler here for the first time not really knowing what to expect since I had read some reviews about it prior to coming. My little girl had lots of fun. We were here for almost 2.5 hours and there is lots to do and explore. There is a boat, a couple of slides, a dress up area,... More 

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Thank Lori D
Great Falls, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I first reviewed the museum in 2012 and was very disappointed. However, last year we had to go there again for a birthday party and I was pleasantly surprised. There is so many more exhibits and it was much cleaner than the last time we were there. The improvement is so great that we decided to become members. My children... More 

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Thank Nicole K
Okotoks, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We went to this location looking for something to do with the kids. The younger kids had a lot of fun but older ones looked for a place to sit and read. Mostly clean, with multiple hand washing stations. There is a bit of science to the "museum", but I would honestly call this place a indoor play park.

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Thank Rod D
Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a wonderful place to take your small children. They have so much for them to do and they learn while they play which is a bonus.

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Thank Jaide S
Kalispell, Montana
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

I took my grandkids to the Children's Museum shortly after it opened many years ago. The place was filthy and none of the hands on displays contained working parts. It seemed every moving part was either non-functioning or broken. Last month I returned with my two granddaughters to find more completed display areas, but no more operational displays. The place... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The amount of creative play kids can accomplish in this building is never ending. All 3 of mine (ages 3-9) absolutely love this place and never want to leave!

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Thank Kirsten S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I understand this is ran by donations and fundraisers, but instead of a new exhibit next year, maybe they need to shut the place down and clean....and paint. I feel disgusting after leaving. My son however enjoys it. I do like the grocery and Dr's play area they have now, as did he. The lady at the front desk was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great place to take young children for the Great Falls area. A wide variety of small exhibits. Personally, I feel it could use a good cleaning and safety inspection. It's not uncommon to find some sort of tool. Today my kiddos found a paint can opener. Hello eye, meet metal pointy thing! Also found a pointy metal object in the... More 

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1 Thank KatRol12
Hamilton, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This museum is quite nice for small town Montana. Admittedly Great Falls is one of the larger cities in Montana but Montana is not renowned for it's availability of indoor family activities. It is nice that the state boasts at least 1 Children's Museum. I do not live in Great Falls but travel there fairly frequently. This is the second... More 

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