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“Good for a rainy day”
Review of ExplorationWorks

ExplorationWorks
Ranked #28 of 47 things to do in Helena
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 set aside especially for the pre-K crowd. Depending upon the season, you may encounter a hive of bees busily creating Helena honey or watch Trout hatchlings gradually grow to releasable size in Montana's rivers. Navigate the physics of water at our water table and experience hurricane force winds. Open and close tubes to design your own air pathways at the Air Maze. Wear your creative hats designing reverse designs at the Pin Impression Board. You never know what you'll encounter at Montana's Science Center in Helena. Come explore with us!
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good for a rainy day”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Exploration works is near the carousel and the Great Northern Hotel. It is a good place for young kids to visit on a rainy day.

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank smdyl
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Conrad, Montana
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Was very nice for younger aged children. There was somethings geared toward old children. Price was kind of high for what you got.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Michael Y
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Hailey, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Still Going!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

i am now 16 and i still love this place! there are cool experimaents and it is entertaining for all ages.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank BellaRoseStimac
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Helena, Montana
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110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fun and Learning for Everyone”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

I am an Explainer at Exploration Works. That means I volunteer to assist students who are there on field trips. The students are always engaged and excited during the time they spend there.

If you go on your own you'll find something for all ages. There is a large area for toddlers to play and explore. There are revolving exhibits that teach older children about various subjects. Examples are eyes and weather.

The upstairs area is less formal and allows for interactive play.

All children enjoy the water area where they need to wear a raincoat but still get wet.

Children return again and again and learn something new each time.

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank D0nlan40
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Jefferson City, MT
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Visit once, but don't get the membership”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

It is a small museum. What is there is nice, but not worth the expense. I know they do have changing exhibits and they offer classes.

Visited May 2012
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