Summer Hours

Open Monday-Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays
Open most school holidays


Members FREE
Adults $9
Seniors (65+) $6.50
Students with ID $6.50
Kids 2 – 18 $5.50
Under 2 FREE

Ride & Explore Combo Pass

All-day entertainment for the two best places in Helena — ExWorks & The Great Northern Carousel!

$25 for up to four people, $5 per additional guest

Passes can be purchased at either location, except for Sundays.

995 Carousel Way
Helena, MT 59601
406.457.1800 # 1


Parking is available adjacent to the Carousel in the Great Northern Town Center Parking Lot. ExplorationWorks is located 1/2 block west of the Carousel. The lot is free and has a 2–hour limit. Additional paid parking can be found in the Great Northern Parking Garage located 1 block south of the science center.


Accessible restrooms are available and an elevator serves all levels. Many exhibits are hands-on or have hands-on components. Please note that requests for interpreters and sighted guides should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Please contact Paige Terhune, Visitor Services Manager, for any questions or concerns regarding accessibility at (406) 457-1800 #1.


Choose from a wide selection of unusual gadgets, science kits, fun games, engaging craft kits, books and toys. ExploreStore is open during all public hours. No admission fee is required. ExplorationWorks members receive a 10% discount on every purchase.

Offering imaginative toys and gifts for children of all ages, much of ExploreStore reflects ExplorationWorks’ hands-on exhibits and programs. ExploreStore is also the ideal place to find gifts for birthdays, holidays or any special occasion!

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There’s always something fun happening at ExplorationWorks!

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