field trips


Make the museum your classroom.

Strengthen your classroom curricula with a unique spectrUM science experience. These field trips provide exciting and innovative hands-on learning to children of all ages.

Groups of 10 or more must book a field trip in advance by calling 728-STEM or emailing Caitlin Ervin.

Educator Guided Field Trips

Explore our featured exhibits and participate in an educator-guided activities designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards.

Length: 90 minutes

Cost: $5.00 per student (minimum of $75)

Maximum of 40 students per visit

1 Free Chaperone for every 5 students.  Additional chaperones pay $3.50 each.

Free passes and memberships are not accepted for field trips.

Available Topics:

  • Electricity: test conductive materials, create circuits or build batteries
  • Wildfire science: measure flame plumes, test the fire triangle, or explore environmental adaptations
  • Anatomy Lab: DNA extractions, eye, brain or heart dissections
  • Phases of the moon and shadows: planet comparison, planetary orbits, or explore shadows



First Security Bank is sponsoring free field trips!  

Title I schools in Missoula qualify for free field trips to spectrUM.

*Limited bus funding also available.

For more information, contact Caitlin Ervin or call (406) 728-STEM (7836).

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spectrUM Science Store

IMG_0480.Plain.giftshop.jpgspectrUM has a science store, and often students like to bring money to purchase items. Some of our most popular items are a dollar or less, so if they are interested, they might want to bring some pocket change.