Montana Science Center announces reopening in new location

On Monday, January 20th, Montana Science Center, will open doors to the public at the new, refurbished location: 2744 W. Main St. After temporarily closing the doors at 202 S. Willson on December 1, 2019, the staff at MSC is excited to announce that the new location is ready for families and community members to visit. Located across from the Gallatin Valley Mall, the new location is nearly double in size of their old location and will feature new exhibits, a new Science Station, expanded STEAMlab and larger meeting space for programs and events.

“It has been an incredible project to be a part of,” says Board President, Mandy Dredge, “Watching this location take shape with upgrades, additions and design enhancements is exciting. We are looking forward to inviting the community to become engaged in hands-on, creative experiences in STEAM topics in this new location.” Thanks to supporters all around the community, the former Children’s Museum of Bozeman is opening doors to a location that embodies their mission of ​providing hands-on learning experiences in science and technology that inspire creativity, innovation, and lead to real-world application.

In addition to new programs, the high-tech makerspace, STEAMlab will offer expanded opportunities due to its increased size. “Families from all over the Gallatin Valley gather at the Science Center to spend time together learning something new, build something, or experience science during a hands-on activity,” says Executive Director, Abby Turner. “We invite anyone that wants to engage with science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM), to join us. Our new location will expand on our mission and we are excited to be able to facilitate more exciting opportunities for students and families that visit.” Well known programming like Preschool Science, Open Lab in the STEAMlab and Free Friday Nights will resume as well in January.

With all of the new changes, Montana Science Center hopes to work with community members to engage in collaboration of what else could be added to enhance informal STEAM education in the future. ​​As a local, non-profit providing unique, hands-on experiences for families with kids of all ages, the Montana Science Center relies on supporters to lower barriers to access to science and technology discovery through hands-on exhibits and experiences. All questions and comments can be directed to the science center.