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Women in Space

When astronaut Neil Armstrong made his “giant leap for mankind,” he did so through the collaborative work of brilliant scientists and researchers, including many women. Women in Space tells the captivating tale of space exploration and features the industry’s brightest female scientists whose work helps NASA prepare for future space exploration.

From deep-sea research to deploying advanced telescopes to inventing the BioSuit, the exhibition showcases how women’s contributions have expanded our capabilities in space exploration. Once an improbable goal, women-led space exploration is leaping forward with science innovations and engineering technology. What’s next?

When astronaut Neil Armstrong made his “giant leap for mankind,” he did so through the collaborative work of brilliant scientists and researchers, including many women. Women in Space tells the captivating tale of space exploration and features the industry’s brightest female scientists whose work helps NASA prepare for future space exploration.

From deep-sea research to deploying advanced telescopes to inventing the BioSuit, the exhibition showcases how women’s contributions have expanded our capabilities in space exploration. Once an improbable goal, women-led space exploration is leaping forward with science innovations and engineering technology. What’s next?

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Women in Space

From deep-sea research to deploying advanced telescopes to inventing the BioSuit, Women in Space showcases how women’s contributions have expanded our capabilities in space exploration. Once an improbable goal, women-led space exploration is leaping forward with science innovations and engineering technology. What’s next?
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water table exhibit in Helena, MT
WaterWorks
The water table is our most popular exhibit. It has seen a lot of fun times over the years, that is why we are asking for your help to fund a new water table! Designed with Montana in mind, the new water exhibit will imitate the water cycle of the Missouri River. We're half way there; help us fund a new water exhibit.

The water table is our most popular exhibit. It has seen a lot of fun times over the years, that is why we are asking for your help to fund a new water table! Designed with Montana in mind, the new water exhibit will imitate the water cycle of the Missouri River. We’re half way there; help us fund a new water exhibit.

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WaterWorks

Make a splash while discovering the physics of water!

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Little Sky
Children five and under can explore life in Big Sky Country with our Little Sky exhibit. Discover where your food comes from with Gabriel's Garden Market. Hunt for eggs in the Farm to Fork barnyard. Scramble up the slide, catch a stuffed fish and roast a 'mallow in the Montana Outdoors exhibit.

Children five and under can explore life in Big Sky Country with our Little Sky exhibit. Discover where your food comes from with Gabriel’s Garden Market. Hunt for eggs in the Farm to Fork barnyard. Scramble up the slide, catch a stuffed fish and roast a ‘mallow in the Montana Outdoors exhibit.

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Little Sky

Our special play land for children under five.

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Bees

When the season is warm you can watch our bees busy at work in the garden and hive making honey for the queen. One tablespoon of honey is 10 bee’s life work! They create the most efficient shape in the world, the hexagon, to store their honey and nest the babies.

 

 

When the season is warm you can watch our bees busy at work in the garden and hive making honey for the queen. One tablespoon of honey is 10 bee’s life work! They create the most efficient shape in the world, the hexagon, to store their honey and nest the babies.

 

 

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The bees are back! Come check out the hive buzzing with action!
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cafe
Science Café
Enjoy an entire floor of rotating hands-on exhibits. Build with Keva Blocks and Mangnatiles. Create a design in the pin impression board. Take the Mindball challenge; win by relaxing!

Enjoy an entire floor of rotating hands-on exhibits. Build with Keva Blocks and Mangnatiles. Create a design in the pin impression board. Take the Mindball challenge; win by relaxing!

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Science Café

There's something for everyone in the Science Café!

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The Exploration Garden
Adjacent to ExplorationWorks, the ExplorationGarden extends science in to the natural world. Depending upon the season, you may find ExplorationGarden bursting with the fresh vegetables and luxurious flowers that enhance our summers or find the garden peacefully sleeping under a layer of snow while rich compost forms underground in preparation for spring. Relax in our colorful Adirondack chairs while keeping Mount Helena in your sight line. Year round nutrition and wellness classes and programs turn ExplorationGarden in to an outdoor classroom and learning lab for all ages.

Adjacent to ExplorationWorks, the ExplorationGarden extends science in to the natural world. Depending upon the season, you may find ExplorationGarden bursting with the fresh vegetables and luxurious flowers that enhance our summers or find the garden peacefully sleeping under a layer of snow while rich compost forms underground in preparation for spring. Relax in our colorful Adirondack chairs while keeping Mount Helena in your sight line. Year round nutrition and wellness classes and programs turn ExplorationGarden in to an outdoor classroom and learning lab for all ages.

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The Exploration Garden

Discover what grows in Montana!

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