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Nano Mini Exhibition
Nano means 0.0000000001. That’s a really small number. A nano is still 1000 times smaller that a red blood cell!
Nano materials make up the building blocks of our bodies and emerging technologies. Discover more about the science of the teeny tiny in our new Mini Exhibition!
Nano means 0.0000000001. That’s a really small number. A nano is still 1000 times smaller that a red blood cell!
Nano materials make up the building blocks of our bodies and emerging technologies. Discover more about the science of the teeny tiny in our new Mini Exhibition!
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Nano materials make up the building blocks of our bodies and emerging technologies. Discover more about the science of the teeny tiny in our new Mini Exhibition!
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Nano means 0.0000000001. That's a really small number. A nano is still 1000 times smaller that a red blood cell!
Nano materials make up the building blocks of our bodies and emerging technologies. Discover more about the science of the teeny tiny in our new Mini Exhibition!

Nano Mini Exhibition

Small. Smaller. Nano!
new exhibit at ExplorationWorks
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Construction Zone
Channel your inner engineer with our Construction Zone exhibit! Build a catenary arch, imitate typhoons and earthquakes, and construct towers on our magnetic table. We've even got a dig pit excavator, complete with a hard hat!

Channel your inner engineer with our Construction Zone exhibit! Build a catenary arch, imitate typhoons and earthquakes, and construct towers on our magnetic table. We’ve even got a dig pit excavator, complete with a hard hat!

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Construction Zone

Learn science while building!

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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

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.

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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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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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. This exhibit will return to ExplorationWorks in the spring.    

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.

This exhibit will return to ExplorationWorks in the spring.

 

 

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Bees

The bees have left the building for hibernation, but check back this spring for the return of Queen Pheobe and the rest of the hive!

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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

The garden may not be blooming now, but check back this spring to discover what grows in Montana!
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