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.

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. Every Thursday, starting September 16, 2021, we’ll be taking over their Discovery Bench! We’ll be there with a great lineup of bugs to hold.

Location: Level two of the the Missoula Public Library, 455 E. Main St.
Cost: Free

Second Tuesday of each month, 3:30 – 5:30pm at EmPower Place
EmPower Place is a vibrant community space where children and families can learn and play together. Every second Tuesday of each month, starting November 9, 2021, join Educator Carolyn and an ever-changing cast of Bug Ambassadors. You can drop in anytime to hold and observe bugs, make a simple craft, and enjoy a free, healthy snack.

Location: EmPower Place is located inside Missoula Food Bank & Community Center. Their address is 1720 Wyoming Street, kitty-corner from Westside Lanes Bowling Alley.
Cost: Free

Semi-Regular Programs

With so many fun community events happening throughout the year, expect to see us at a range of festivals, markets, fairs and more. View our calendar for the latest. Please contact us if you’re interested in having us table at your event.


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.