• We’re building a new home!

    While we currently don’t have a physical location for visitors, our efforts to open a new, larger facility are charging ahead! We hope to open our new facility in mid to late 2023. Become a partner in this exciting vision by making a donation today!

  • 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.

While we build our new home we’re offering field trips, education programs, distance learning, and summer camps which stimulate learning and curiosity through hands-on, interactive activities with some of our amazing animals. Check out our calendar to see where we’ll be next!


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!

Notes From the Lab

Notes from the Lab: Valentine’s Flies

Regardless of whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or end up boycotting the entire first half of February, chances are, you’ve consumed chocolate in some form or another these past couple…

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