Field Trips

Bring your students to ExplorationWorks! and fan that spark of curiosity into a passion for learning! Students and teachers alike will get hands-on with science and ask, “I wonder why?” when they explore the engaging exhibits in ExplorationWorks!

Our staff scientists and educators weave the Montana and Next Generation Science Standards into our lessons and exhibits, making this field trip experience an extension of classroom learning. Come explore with us!

Schedule your field trip today!

Paige Terhune, Visitor Services Manager
406-457-1800 ext 1

 Groups must have a 1 Adult to 10 Students ratio.

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Tour Experience

$3 per student

Our basic field trip includes an introduction to our current exhibit, with a brief demonstration followed by a self-guided exploration of the science center. To further engage with the exhibits, students can complete challenges and become science detectives!

Demo Experience

$5 per student

Our intermediate level field trip includes a fun, engaging demonstration of phenomena highlighted by the exhibit. We also provide an orientation of the exhibits before students explore the museum.

Laboratory Experience

$8 per student

Looking for an interactive, hands-on activity for your students? In our premium field trip experience, our educators lead students in an experiment that engages their minds and senses! Following the lab experience, students are free to explore the exhibits.

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Explore Kits

FREE and engaging science kits filled with hands-on teaching tools to turn your classroom into a science learning laboratory.

Follow the included lesson plans, or use the activities to supplement your own curriculum!

More Info

1. Find a Kit

Choose from a variety of kits for K-8.

Pick a Kit!

2. Check Out a Kit

  • Call 457-1800 x7 or email
  • Helena School District will be delivered via interschool mail
  • May be picked up at ExplorationWorks, Mon – Thurs between 10am – 5:00pm

3. Return a Kit

Simply return your kit through interschool mail or to ExplorationWorks within two weeks, or call to request a renewal.

Explore School

Are you a home school parent looking to engage your students in rigorous, hands-on science learning experiences?Consider Explore School, a program partnership between ExplorationWorks! Science Center and Helena Public Schools for home school students ages 6-13. Classes take place at ExplorationWorks. Students enroll with HPS at 25% of full-time enrollment and attend science classes at ExplorationWorks. The hands-on learning opportunities students receive meet Montana science standards. Explore School provides educational choice and an alternative way to meet the needs of Helena kids and families, providing home school families in the Helena area access to rich, hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences. Enrich and compliment science content being taught in your home at no cost to your family. Students meet one day a week from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm for the duration of the academic year.

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Learn More

Lauren Rivers, Education Director
406-457-1800 ext 7

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