Bugs Around Town

We want all you bug lovers out there to have a chance to visit with your favorite Bug Ambassadors during our transition to our permanent facility. We’ve partnered with some great organizations in town to do just that.

We are not traveling to our partner organizations for in-person events at this time due to Covid-19. Don’t worry, you can stay in touch with our Bug Ambassadors via our weekly Online Bug Encounters!

Once it is safe do so, you can expect the return of regularly occurring appearances, like the ones listed below, and attendance at special events and festivals.

Regularly Occurring Programs

Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00pm at spectrUM
The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area is Missoula’s hands-on science center dedicated to inspiring a culture of learning and discovery for all. Each and every Thursday we’ll be taking over their Discovery Bench! We’ll be there with bugs to hold and a craft or activity to do.

Location: 301 East Main, Missoula, MT 59802
Cost: Free with regular spectrUM admission.

Every Other Week, 3:30 – 5:30pm at EmPower Place
EmPower Place, a collaboration between spectrUM, Missoula Food Bank, and Missoula Public Library, is a vibrant community space where children and families can learn and play together. We’ll be there bi-weekly to bring Bug Ambassadors, activities, fun and learning!

Location: 1720 Wyoming Avenue, Missoula, MT 59801
Cost: FREE

Semi-Regular Programs

We will also be making semi-regular appearances at the Missoula Public Library, Southgate Mall for their KidX events and more. With so many fun community events happening throughout the year expect to see us at a range of festivals, markets, fairs and more. Join our email newsletter list to stay up to date with all of the exciting things we’re adding to our calendar!


Are you a teacher looking for information about connecting your students with our Bug Ambassadors? Check out our Bugs on the Move and Bugs at the Museum program pages.