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Missoula Insectarium, Missoula

#5 of 8 in Museums in Missoula
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Natural History Museum
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  • This is a small insect learning center in downtown Missoula. Kids are able to see and touch a few insects. There is a butterfly box to view butterflies and explanations for each insect.  more »
  • The butterfly box immediately grabbed his attention, and he went right in! Another family was observing a guided exhibit, and we could barely keep him occupied until they finished. Holding and...  more »
  • Looks like they take very good care of the creatures...everything was clean. Nice butterfly display. Fun scavenger hunt for the kids.
  • Yes this place is really small but totally worth going and supporting monetarily (if you can) so they can grow. My boys were all over the place but the scavenger hunt was fun and allowed them to have a memento with pictures to keep. My 9 & 5 year old are super excited about bugs right now. They worked together to get their scavenger hunt completed and I had fun watching them have fun. My 3 year old was not as excited but he enjoyed the puzzles and bug toys because he kept going back to them. We all held the stick bugs and that was amazing! I was not brave enough to hold the other bugs, but the kids loved it! My daughter and I loved the butterflies. I have never seen butterflies with clear wings before. They are so beautiful!! My daughter and I have been to the walk through butterfly exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, although she was too young to remember. I'm glad you do not have a walk through butterfly area yet (only because of my 3 year old lol), but can't wait until you do. I loved the humor used in the signs and that you named all the bugs which makes it much more personal. The history behind some of the exhibits were fascinating too. Thank you for having this place available for the kiddos!!

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