Looking for resources to deepen your understanding of the wild world of arthropods? Looking to help your children or students engage in a range of science topics through bugs? You’ve come to the right place! 


Online Bug Encounters 

Online Bug Encounters is our exciting new Facebook Live series featuring all of your favorite Bug Ambassadors. We’ll be going live from our Facebook Page every Wednesday at 1:00pm (MDT) to showcase all of our cool bugs! Each video session will be archived on our Online Bug Encounters web page along with an accompanying activity you can do together with your family at home. 

What’s Buzzin’ in your Backyard?

Throughout the spring, summer and early fall we will introduce you to some insects and other arthropods you might find as you explore the outdoors in Montana. We’ll also provide some instructions to help you find them. 

Check out our Backyard Bug hunts here!

Field Trips & Distance Learning

In a changing world we are working to make sure teachers and families still have access to our engaging field trip opportunities. Learn more about the Distance Learning programing options we have available. 

Give Us a Listen on Montana Public Radio

Thanks to our partnership with MTPR you can catch us on the radio airwaves every Monday at 4:56pm for our podcast, Bug Bytes. On the last Wednesday of every month you can catch us when we make a guest appearance on their show, Pea Green Boat

Bug Ambassador Bios

Learn more about your favorite Bug Ambassadors through these in-depth profiles

Our Blogs: “What’s Buzzin’?” & “Notes from the Lab”

Our What’s Buzzin’ blog catalogues fun arthropod sightings our fans have had over the seasons in Montana. You can read about everything from the delicate Green Lacewing spotted near Wise River, MT, to the pair of common Melissa Blues found right here in Missoula. Check out the posts!

The Notes from the Lab blog brings you behind-the-scenes access to our lab and all of the cool creatures that call it home. Check in weekly for posts from Bug Wrangler Brenna as she gives you a look into the lives of our Bug Ambassadors. Check out the posts!

Are you interested in learning more about the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium as a whole? Check out our past newsletters for more bug facts and insight into our organization. 

Resources for Plants Important to Pollinators

Family Friendly Resources