New Staycation Ideas For Spring Break

Angie Ripple

March is Spring Break month in Bozeman. Falling neatly in the middle of the month, kindergarteners to grad students get a week off to do as they choose. If you’re planning to stick around town and are looking for something new and interesting to do, here are a few staycation ideas for a variety of ages.

Live Music
Bozeman loves music, and it’s back on a regular basis at many local venues. Our calendar of events is the best place to check for specifics. Offering more than a title and time, you’ll get a little more info to help you find the best place for your taste. Family-friendly settings include Red Tractor Pizza, Bozeman Taproom, The ELM, and The Ellen Theatre. The late-night crowd will want to check out Open Mic night at The Haufbrau, country dancing at The Jump, and whoever is playing the Tune Up Bar at the Armory, the Single Barrel Bar, or the Filling Station. Another option is an intimate show at Live From the Divide. Events are added to our online calendar regularly—check it for the most up-to-date info.

Escape Room
If you can’t escape Bozeman, you might as well try an escape room! Bozeman has two to choose from, and Big Sky has an epic escape experience at The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. There, you’ll encounter Beyond the Fourth Wall, an immersive escape-room-style game. Groups of up to 12 people have the theater to themselves for the night (multiple times to choose from). Your group will be divided into two teams, which then compete against each other to crack the code. Dive down the rabbit hole, overcome challenges, earn advantages, and sabotage your competition to be the first team to reveal the secrets of this mysterious place. Make some memories with this big idea.

Get Sciency
We have two great homes for science in Bozeman: the Museum of the Rockies, and the Montana Science Center. Neither are new to Bozeman, but both have continuously changing exhibits and events to keep the community engaged and learning. Sign kids up for a full week of camp at the Science Center over Spring Break, or just drop in for hands-on science experiments and crafts at the Science Station each day. The current large exhibit at the Museum of the Rockies is “LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting,” a traveling museum exhibition comprised of over 55 paintings by nearly 15 of today’s realists and hyperrealists who specialize in automobiles and motorcycles as their primary subject. The Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering exhibition offers visitors of all ages the chance to explore and create low- and high-tech tools that extend the human body’s abilities. The Museum of the Rockies is known for its collection of dinosaur bones, of course, so you can’t go wrong with a walk through the Siebel Dinosaur Complex.

Trivia Nights
How many times will the average American walk the distance of the equator in his or her lifetime? Where was the first Barbie Doll manufactured? Name the four types of animals with scales. If you are a lover of Trivia, Bozeman and its surrounding areas have you covered with questions every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening. Monday nights at the Bozeman Taproom & the Bacchus Pub, Tuesdays at the Tune Up Bar at the Armory, and Wednesdays at SHINE Beer Sanctuary + Bottle Shop and Pine Creek Café. Check our calendar for more information.

This spring break, a grassroots team of Bozeman and Livingston theater artists will present Angels in America for the first time in Montana. Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches is the fantastical story of a gay man living with AIDS in 1985 who is visited by an angel. The play runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from March 11-20 in the Emerson Center’s Crawford Theater. Enjoy a pre-show and intermission cash bar while chatting with local partnering nonprofits at informational tables in the Ballroom, adjacent to the theater.

Run to the Pub
Not new, but after a two-year pandemic hiatus, Pub 317’s Run to the Pub is back with new courses for the 10K and half marathon. The race will still finish in downtown Bozeman on Main Street in front of Pub 317 on Saturday, March 19. DJ Missy O’Malley will be spinning tunes on Main after the race, and your cold beer, along with APRS Physical Therapy, will be at the finish line. Stick around for the presentation of age group awards. If you’ve run this event before, you know it’s a Bozeman’s Choice event; if not, this is your year!

There are plenty of interesting places to go and events to be a part of in Bozeman this March. New events are added to our calendar daily—add yours for FREE from our homepage.


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