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Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful

After a long week of traveling this was a great place to stop with our kids. It's reasonably... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
julia_ann_7
Trip out with the granddkids

The Exploration Works is a great stopping point with the kids. They have a number of fun items for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Helena, Montana
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*Please note that we will be closed September 1-2 & 9-13, 2019* 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...more
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995 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601-3396
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long week of traveling this was a great place to stop with our kids. It's reasonably priced and has two floors of activities. The best feature is the giant water table that my kids spent a good hour playing in. There's a great...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, Julia! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time you're in Helena!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Exploration Works is a great stopping point with the kids. They have a number of fun items for them to play with, and to learn from. I highly recommend it as an educational/fun place to go with kids.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mtcriv
Kari G, Guest Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

What’s the best way to start children toward a future in Engineering and Science?, make it FUN, they will never know that they are learning. The center is super involving for kids, many action based exhibits and helpful personnel. FANTASTIC!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarcC276
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for the review, Marc! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. And you're exactly right -- it's hard to beat learning while having fun! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Not as great as I thought it would be. Only 2 floors with very little to do. An okay way to burn an hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

We're so sorry to hear that your visit didn't live up to your expectations! If you have specific feedback on how we could have improved your experience, please send us an email at contact@explorationworks.org.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

My son and nephew (both 5) had a blast here! The outside water features, the water table and the bees were all hits. We really enjoyed how large the space was so we could all do something independently or together.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carrie F
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for the review, Carrie! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed July 26, 2018

First time there with my grandsons. VERY ENTERTAINING AND FUN!!! We spent alot of time with the honey bees, scarve shoot, and red pin board... loved it !!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deborah M
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so pleased that you and your grandsons enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 23, 2018

Not good value for money. Some of the exhibits didn't work properly and we specifically went to see an exhibition of spiders which was disappointing.More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ChristinefromWales
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're bummed to hear your visit didn't live up to your expectations. Our exhibits change quarterly, and the Art & Science of Arachnids was on display during the summer of 2017. If you have...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

We have been to a few children's museums and this one doesn't match up. There are a couple of interesting exhibits but not much to see or do. High price for the experience. The outside is lovely though so stop by the carousel next door...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank d0nyat2018
Kari G, Guest Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear your visit didn't live up to your expectations. If you'd like to provide specific feedback please send it to us at contact@explorationworks.org. We are always striving to improve visitors experiences, so...More

Reviewed November 27, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chrissie M
Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

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 September 18, 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

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

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

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