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THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MONTANA

The Children’s Museum of Montana exists to ignite a lifelong passion for learning.
Address: 22 Railroad Square
Phone: 406-452-6661
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed on Sundays
Admission: $4 per person, $3 seniors, free for members and children under 2

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C.M. RUSSELL MUSEUM

The C.M. Russell Museum features the work of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell as well as his home and log studio. Changing exhibitions by Russell’s contemporaries are also on display. Museum Store on site.
Address: 400 13th Street North
Phone: 406-727-8787
Hours: Please call or visit website for hours. (Russell Home open Memorial Day–Labor Day)
Admission:
$9 adults, $7 seniors, $4 students, free for children 5 and under; military free
One of the largest buffalo jumps in North America with known dates of use from 900 AD to 1500 AD. The Visitor’s Center includes a full-size buffalo hide tipi exhibit. Over three miles of hiking trails with archaeological and natural points of interest.
Address: 342 Ulm-Vaughn Road
Phone: 406-866-2217
Hours: October 1 – March 31: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.;  April 1 – September 30: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day
Admission: Montana residents free, Out of state $5 per vehicle, Commercial Tours $3 per person

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GALERIE TRINITAS

The Galerie’s collection of work showcases the art of Sister Mary Trinitas Morin, a multimedia artist and master craftsman.
Address: 1301 20th Street South, (University of Great Falls campus, adjacent to chapel tower)
Phone: 406-791-5367
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12  p.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: Free. Special tours available.

THE HISTORY MUSEUM

Located in the historic International Harvester Building, the museum features exhibits celebrating Central Montana’s heritage. The museum archives is the region’s official records repository and includes 40,000 historic photographs and over 100,000 pieces of historical memorabilia. Gift Shop on site.
Address: 422 2nd Street South
Phone: 406-452-3462
Museum and Archive Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free. Donations welcome.
Email: info@thehistorymuseum.org

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LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Re-live the expedition’s travels across uncharted lands and meet the Indian Tribes whose lands they crossed. View feature films and exhibits or enjoy an interpretive program with a ranger. Shop and take a bit of history home.
Address: 4201 Giant Springs Road
Phone: 406-727-8733
Hours: October 1 – Memorial Day Weekend: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; (Memorial Day Weekend – September 30): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Admission: $8 adults, children 15 and under free with adult, $6 Group rate (with reservations), $3 school groups. Reservations required for school visits.

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE MUSEUM

Depicts the history of Malmstrom AFB from its WWII B-17 training mission to becoming the world’s largest Minuteman ICBM missile  field.
Address: East end of 2nd Avenue North
Phone: 406-731-2705
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; closed on Federal holidays
Admission: Free. Public passes available at Visitor’s Center next to Main Gate.
Email: museum@malmstrom.af.mil

MONTANA MUSEUM OF RAILROAD HISTORY

Features objects and artifacts illustrating the history of Montana railroad systems. Museum meetings are every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Public welcome.
Address: 400 3rd Street Northwest; Located within the Montana Expo Park
Phone: 406-453-3025 (evenings)
Hours: Summer: Saturday, 12 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Winter by appointment
Admission: Free. Donations welcome.

PARIS GIBSON SQUARE MUSEUM OF ART

There is something for everyone at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art! Explore exceptional Contemporary art by local, regional and international artists. Enjoy the distinctive architecture and beauty of this 1896 historic landmark building. Visit the unique collections of “outsider art” and stroll our beautiful grounds and sculpture garden.
Address: 1400 First Avenue North
Phone: 406-727-8255
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Email: info@the-square.org

URSULINE RETREAT, CONFERENCE CENTRE & MUSEUM

Showcases a chapel, auditorium, gymnasium, archives, museum and several exhibit rooms. The Centre operates pre-school and childcare programs and a retreat and conference center that offers accommodations for non-profits for 100+ overnight visitors, 10 meeting rooms and catered meals.
Address: 2300 Central Avenue
Phone: 406-452-8585
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; guided tours by appointment
Email: ursuline@in-tch.com

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