Special Events

New Exhibits

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It’s a Bug’s World opens March 24th!

Member’s Only event: 5 – 7pm on Friday, March 23rd
Our newest exhibit in our East Exhibit Hall! Come experience a world of insects with our “think like a bug” grass forest. Dress up like a bug and let your imagination fly, or crawl. Explore how bugs use our senses to identify themselves. View our LIVE bugs including our ant colony, hissing cockroaches, and crickets (did you know they’re a good food source?) and test out your tech skills in our hexbug maze.
Exhibit is open for the next 12 months!

STEAM and Suds

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Thursday, May 17th | 5:30 – 8:00pm New

…In the STEAM Lab!
$20 | Registration Required
Join us for an adults-only Open Lab in the STEAMlab! We provide the suds, donated by Mountains Walking Brewery and the tech expert! Come and explore with our 3D printers, coding programs, robots and more! Registration required as spots are limited!
To register, click here.

Giant Games Family Fundraiser

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Friday, April 27th

…at the Children’s Museum!
$15 per person or $50 for a family of 4.
Join us for a night of GIANT GAMES for our spring family fundraiser! Giant Games galore including BINGO, Giant Checkers, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, and more. Face-painting, popcorn and dessert, beer and wine, corn hole, an amazing silent auction and of course, games with prizes.

Give Big Gallatin Valley

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Help us Rebuild our Outdoors!

This year, Give BIG by helping CMB build our outdoor Sensory Garden as part of our new outdoor exhibit – Farm to Museum. Plants to touch, taste, smell, view and hear the buzzing bugs. Sensory Gardens have proven to be helpful for stress, anxiety, and to support children with various sensory needs. Please GIVE BIG! so we can go BIG! with our garden.

Sweet Pea Festival

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August 3rd – 5th

CMB’s Lemonade Stand
Help us make a big splash at Sweet Pea! We’ll be peddling delicious lemonade again this year, and we need your support. Stop by our booth for a tall glass of tarty sweetness, or – better yet – volunteer to work the booth!
Sign up for two or more 3-hour shifts selling lemonade and we’ll pay for your wristband! Call the museum at 522-9087 to sign up today!

Giving Tuesday

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 – Ignite the Possibilities!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 is Giving Tuesday! It’s a BIG day of giving. Each Giving Tuesday, we choose an exhibit space to update and improve. Two years ago, we replaced our beloved Bernoulli blower with a brand new Flight Lab. This past year, we raised funds for two new exhibits that will be introduced Spring 2018. What will be next? How can you help ignite the future of STEAM learning through play? Don’t wait until Giving Tuesday, we invite you to Invest Today!

Winter Wonderland

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Winter Break, 2018| 11am – 3pm

Free with Admission | All Ages Welcome
Stop by the museum during winter break & share in our holiday cheer! We’ll be making cardboard gingerbread houses, pinning the antlers on the Merry Moose, making pipe cleaner snowflakes and polar animal ornaments, & experimenting with snowy science experiments.