birthday party - missoula insectarium

The Missoula Insectarium now hosts birthday parties! If you are interested in hosting your favorite bug-lover’s next birthday party with us, please fill out the form below. Please note that we can accommodate approximately 30 – 40 people (adults and kids) in our classroom for birthday parties. An estimated head count before the start of your party is always appreciated.

Bug Bash Birthday

Cost: $100 for non-members or $90 for members
Number of Partiers Included: Birthday child, 2 parents and 15 guests (adults or kids). $4/person for additional guests.
Length of Party: 90 minutes


  • Exploration time in the Insectarium with live bug ambassador interactions
  • Access to the Insectarium Classroom for the birthday cake and party festivities
  • Party cups, plates, napkins, and utensils

Sample Party Itinerary: 

  • 15 minutes: Guests gather in the classroom
  • 30 minutes: Once everyone has arrived the birthday party group goes down to the Insectarium exhibit area to explore
  • 15 minutes: Predator feeding in the insectarium exhibit area or classroom
  • 30 minutes: Snacks, cake, presents or other
  • Total time: 90 minutes

Party Room Capacity
Please keep in mind that this number of 15 included guests reflects an ideal number of guests for our space based on past party experience. Our classroom can hold up to 30 people, adults and kids combined, but larger crowds can be more difficult to manage. Smaller groups lend themselves to a better party experience for all involved. If you think you are going to be approaching that larger number of guests or are interested in talking about what might be done to host a larger party, please reach out to Carolyn directly- contact information below.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
We require parents to pay for the base cost of the field trip ($100, $90 for members) to solidify their reservation.  This payment is fully refundable if the party is cancelled at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled date. If the party is cancelled less than 2 weeks before the party date your payment will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee. A link to pay for the party will be sent once a date and time are set for your party. Fees for any additional guests, those beyond 15 as described above, will be assessed at the end of the party.

If you have any further questions please contact our Museum Educator, Carolyn Wiley Taber, at for more information or fill out our birthday bash inquiry form below.

Birthday Party Inquiry

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