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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 tarantula feedings, read below for more information!


Open Hours 

Wednesday: 11 – 5
Thursday: 11 – 5
Friday: 11 – 5
Saturday: 10 – 5
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed

Now staying open late for First Fridays! We will be staying open until 8pm on Fridays 10/5, 11/2 and 12/7!


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


Physical Location 

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

Themed Weekly 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
Saturdays: 12:00 – 2:00


Predator Feedings

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

Thursdays: 3:30
Fridays: 4:00
Saturdays: 1:00 &  2:30


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

Phone: 406-317-1211

Email: info@missoulabutterflyhouse.org