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The Missoula Insectarium is a place of learning for all ages! Our mission is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of insects and their relatives through educational programs and innovative science exhibits featuring live invertebrates. Our exhibit space is home to over 16 different species of live arthropods. You will have an opportunity to interact and learn about live arthropods by holding them, talking with our museum interpreter, and completing a scavenger hunt. We also have special weekly events and predator feedings. Read below for more information!


Open Hours 

Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed


Ages 4 and up: $4
Ages 3 and under: Free
Members: Free 

The Missoula Insectarium is part of the Museums for All program, a network of over 200 museums nationwide committed to ensuring all families have access to museums, regardless of their income. As part of this program we are proud to offer free admission to EBT card holders. Simply present your EBT card upon entering to take advantage of free admission. One EBT card covers admission for a family of four.

Physical Location 

218 E Front Street
Missoula, MT 59802
We are located on the second floor of the Two Eighteen Building at 218 E Front Street.

Weekly Themed Activities

We have a new theme every month. Some of our past themes have explored the study of biomimicry, native Montana bugs, life cycles, and more. Come check out what we are learning about this month in the world of arthropods. Check out our calendar for more details!

Thursdays: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Predator Feedings

We will be feeding a live cricket to one of our predators every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Join us as we explain and demonstrate how the predator captures and consumes their prey. Come see who is hungry today! Check out our calendar for more details.

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 1:00 &  2:30 p.m.


Any Questions? Give us a call or send us a message!

Phone: 406-317-1211

Email: info@missoulabutterflyhouse.org