Calendar of Events

spectrUM Events Calendar

The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area is Missoula's hands-on science center dedicated to inspiring a culture of learning and discovery for all.

spectrUM is now open at the Missoula Public Library, Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm.

This week at spectrUM

Science Sprouts: Freeze and Melt

Wednesday, January 19, 10-11am, Art Box

Come experience science with your early childhood explorer! Do playful science experiments and crafts while you learn together. Designed for ages 2-5 with an adult.

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Limited Museum Public Hours

January 19 & 20, 10am-6pm

Closed Friday, January 21st - Tuesday, January 25th for new exhibit installation

Next Week at spectrUM

Life on the Edge exhibit opening

Wednesday, January 26, 10am-6pm

Discover new environments on Earth and in space! Life on the Edge is a new exhibition exploring extreme environments on Earth and expanding awareness of the possibilities for life in our Solar System and beyond. Learn more.

Life on the Edge

Science Sprouts: Fizzy Chemistry

Wednesday, January 26, 10-11am, Art Box

Come experience science with your early childhood explorer! Do playful science experiments and crafts while you learn together. Designed for ages 2-5 with an adult.

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Communities for Immunity Event

Thursday, January 27th, 2-6pm

Are you curious to learn more about the science of Covid-19, vaccines, and the immune system? Join us to explore hands-on science activities with spectrUM and Families First Learning Lab, meet UM health science researchers, and receive your Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic led by Curry Health Center. Masks are required at these free, public events. Learn more.

Communities for Immunity

Discovery Bench Activities

Friday and Saturday, January 28th & 29th, 2-6p

spectrUM will host guided activities at our Discovery Bench. Activities are free and open to the public. No registration required. This week's theme: Astrobiology

View our January 2022 Activity Calendar

Next month at spectrUM

The Science of Covid-19: Talk and Q&A with Dr. Doug Coffin

Tuesday, February 1st, 5-6pm, Cooper Event Space, 4th floor of the Missoula Public Library

Doug Coffin

Dr. Coffin will lead a discussion on the biology of the SARSCoV2 virus and how it has caused the COVID19 pandemic. We will consider strategies to manage the COVID19 pandemic that include prevention measures such as good public health and the advantages of vaccination to reduce viral spread and COVID19 severity.

Dr. Douglas Coffin is a Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Montana, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, where he teaches Pathophysiology and Pharmacology including lectures on COVID19.

Learn more.

Visit us at EmPower Place

EmPower Place is a hands-on learning center in the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center dedicated to nourishing the bodies and minds of local children and families. EmPower Place hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm