202 South Willson Avenue
at the corner of Willson and Olive
Bozeman, MT 59715
Questions? Call 406-522-9087!

Open Monday through Saturday
10am to 5pm
$5 per person

Mission & History

Founded in 2001 by a group of parents and community leaders who recognized that enriching, experiential learning opportunities are central to the education and growth of all children, CMB has grown into one of the city’s main museum attractions, offering hands-on exhibits, summer science camps, after-school activities, and educational programs throughout the year. In 2016, we welcomed 15,000 visitors, and interacted with thousands more through school outreach and community events.

We understand that children make profound meaning from direct experience, and facilitating pathways for hands-on exploratory play is what our museum is all about. As part of our growing commitment to STEM education, we founded the innovative STEAMlab program, offering personally relevant project-based learning opportunities to kids ages 7 and up with the aim of bolstering interest and expertise in 21st century skills. Since 2015, STEAMlab programs and activities have reached more than 2,500 children.

Museum Staff

Eleanor Barker, Executive Director
Pamela Jacques, Programs & Exhibits Manager
Margaret Ramsden, STEAMlab Program Manager
Kate Pace, Public Relations Manager
Natalie Gilmer, Finance Manager
Anna Watson, Visitor Services
Thuy Nguyen, Visitor Services
Rebecca Noce, Visitor Services
Tyree Davis, Facilities
Kendall Black, STEAMlab Intern

Board of Directors

Cal Harrington, Board President
Abby Turner, Board Vice President
Marisa Bueno, Past Board President
Erica Wellington, Board Secretary
Richard Harjes
David Atherton
Maddie Cebuhar
Jen Cox
Josh Doherty
Eleanor Barker, Ex Officio

Our Generous Donors

Ongoing donations from foundations, area businesses, and our generous community are essential to our museum’s success. As a museum supporter, your gifts sustain the vital components of CMB’s educational strategy. We are grateful to recognize our community of supporters.


2016 Annual Report

Did You Know?

Our Executive Director writes a monthly article for Montana Parent. Read it here!

We are a Blue Star Museum Member! A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Museums welcome active-duty military personnel and their families to join them free of charge from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Thank you for your service!