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 35 students per visit

Free passes and memberships are not accepted for field trips.


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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Available Topics

  • Electricity: What is electricity and how does it work?
  • Wildfire science: What causes wildfires and how do they impact flora and fauna?
  • Anatomy Lab: What systems does the human body have and how do they work?
  • Physics and Space: What forces impact us and our universe?
  • ChemistryWhat is matter made out of and how do materials interact?

K-2 Standards Addressed

K-2 Next generations science standards address with spectrUM field trip

K-2 Next Generation Science Standards

3rd-5th Grade Standards Addressed

3rd-5th grade Next Generation Science Standards addressed for spectrUM Field trips

3-5th grade Next Generation Science Standards

Middle School Standards Addressed

Middle School Next Generation Science Standards addressed with spectrUM field trips

Middle School Next Generation Science Standards

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.