• Visit Us!

    We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 12pm-4pm. Walk-ins are welcome Tuesday – Friday and daily admission tickets can be purchased online. We recommend you purchase tickets through our timed ticket entry system for Saturdays and Sundays. Click the ‘Tickets’ button on our menu or the button below to purchase your tickets. To learn more about what to expect and view ticket prices, check out the Plan Your Visit page. The bugs can’t wait to see you!

  • Schedule a Field Trip

    The spring field trip season is upon us! We have two great options to immerse your students in the world of arthropods. All programs are hands-on and aligned with Montana state science standards. Bugs on the Move brings our Bug Ambassadors and an enthusiastic educator into your classroom, no bus required. Bugs at the Museum invites you to join us at our partner organizations, spectrUM Discovery Area and the Montana Natural History Center. Click the link below to learn more and sign up today!

  • Watch our Online Bug Encounters!

    Join us each week for a “Bug Encounter” livestream via our Facebook page. You’ll hear fresh stories from the world of insects and arthropods and meet a variety of Bug Ambassadors. Browse our “Online Bug Encounters” page for past livestreams and family-friendly bug activities you can do in your own home!

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Exploring the little things the run the world.

With a tropical greenhouse filled with butterflies from around the world and an exhibit area featuring a wide array of insects, arachnids, millipedes, centipedes, and crustaceans, the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium provides a truly unique Montana experience. Whether you’re looking for a memorable and powerful learning opportunity for yourself or your entire family, we’ve got something for visitors of all ages. Come get your bug on!


Butterfly License Plate

Thanks to the incredibly talented Courtney Blazon, you can now add some butterfly flair to your vehicle. For an extra $20 added to your annual registration, you can spread a bit of butterfly love. All proceeds go to support our education programs, amazing critters, and our new facility. Contact us for more information or visit your County Treasurer’s office to get yours today!

What's Buzzin'

What’s Buzzin’ – May 4th, 2024

 The spate of freezing temps recently has thinned our bug sightings this week, but regardless, we received some stunning submissions! Our header photo features a Brown Elfin, a small species…

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