"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw

We see it on a daily basis. The expressions of joy. The excitement of learning. The thrill of discovery and exploration. And then there’s the reactions from the kiddos that visit us too.

A trip to the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium is not only educational, but also restorative …rekindling the kind of natural curiosity and sense of wonder some of us may have forgotten years ago.

Since opening our doors in late 2023, the past 6 months have been nothing short of extraordinary. It’s the realization of a dream that was 20 years in the making.

While reaching the milestone of opening Montana’s first tropical butterfly house might sound like we’ve crossed the finish line, in reality, this is just the beginning. We’ve entered a new era for our organization and the impact our education efforts have for our schools, our community, and visitors to Missoula. That’s why your support is so important at this exciting time.

Giving Starts April 27th!

The Missoula Gives campaign officially kicks off at 5:00PM on May 2nd and runs through 7:00PM on May 3rd. Can’t wait that long? The donation website will be up and running for early donations starting on Saturday, April 27th.