Things to do for Active Kids in Montana
Montana is truly a special place. Unspoilt wilderness, amazing wildlife, and a true American West way about it…a place where kids can experience what small-town frontier America may have been like. Oh yes, and dinosaurs! (Make sure you visit the numerous museums like Great Plains Dinosaur Museum)
Kids can’t go to Montana and not experience the wild outdoors. Glacier National Park has an incredibly unique ecosystem, and Bitterroot National Forest spans over 1.6 million acres! The scenery in Montana is magical and a haven for kids to explore in.
History can be relived with sites like Little Bighorn Battlefield, as well as incredible museums like the frontier inspired Fort Benton Heritage Museum, and the Museum of the Rockies. An amazing education for kids!
Wait, you want cowboys? Why didn't you say so! There are plenty of true Western experiences to be had for kids with activities such as Jakes Horses, or perhaps a visit to a true working ranch with Grant-Kohrs Ranch!
With 180 degrees of Big Sky, Montana is an unforgettable experience for kids, and a state with countless places to visit with kids!
An adrenaline rush for the whole family. A chance to strategize with Dad or your buddies. Learn Teamwork. Indoor and outdoor courses; Open Play, Private parties, Leagues, and Tournaments. All equipment provided or BYO.
Great fun for all ages on the beautiful Stillwater River with these river adventures
Kids of all ages can enjoy this premier indoor rock climbing center. You're never to young to climb!
It's all in the name! Amazing fun with mini golf, bumper boats, and go karts in this family fun attraction in the Glacier Park area!
A beautiful grizzly & wolf discovery center in Yellowstone where kids can observe & learn the grizzly bear and gray wolf.
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary offers visitors an unparalleled chance to learn about native animals that cannot be returned to the wild
70-acre zoological park and botanical garden in Montana, home to grizzly bears, amur tigers, red pandas, big horn sheep, a wolverine & more!
Make a splash in Montana's LARGEST waterpark, located in the heart of the rockies with slides, a whirl pool, and even mini golf!
From its three waterslides to the lazy river float, there are numerous ways for the entire family to enjoy a day at Splash Montana!
Experience the LARGEST indoor water park in Montana with The Reef, with tubes, waves, basketball, blasters, splashes, and even a hot tub!
A community indoor facility boasting two water slides, a children’s water playground, leisure pool and more!
This Montana dinosaur museum offers exhibits filled with incredible fossils, and the museum even offers real digs out in the field!
The National Museum of Forest Service History (NMFSH) is a non-profit, privately operated, nationally recognized museum organization located in Missoula, Montana. The museum's mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the entire national history....
A beautiful preservation of the region's history - Native American Indians, Military artifacts, and dinosaurs!
Montana is dino country, and so it's only fitting there be a museum that has sculptures and fossil casts, and skeletons on display!
A rich collection of fascinating history of the area, from dinosaurs, natural history, as well as a look into building the largest hydraulically filled dam in the country!
A historically fascinating journey back through Garfield County - including homestead cabins, blacksmith stores and dinosaurs!
A fun and educational children's museum in Billings, Montana with interactive exhibits that centers around the STEM subjects.
A regional museum whose collections, exhibits and programs tell the stories of life in the Yellowstone River Valley.
A great hands on day of science experiments and fun experiences with a host of exhibits to teach kids science, tech and math!
Offers fun, interactive learning opportunities that allow children to explore their interests and abilities through play. Pprovides hands-on exhibits and weekly programs to kids ages infant through 10 years.
Home to an extensive collection of artifacts and exhibits featuring Park County, Yellowstone Park, Railroad, Pioneer, and Old West History.
The Copper Village Museum and Arts Center is a free museum located in a historical structure which was, thankfully, spared from demolition. The family will enjoy a vast array of exhibitions which will educate at the same time they entertain.
The Gallatin History Museum explores regional history with Native American exhibits, battlefield artifacts, photo archive & more!
The Crazy Mountain Museum is a historical museum featuring exhibits that reflect the history of Sweet Grass County and the surrounding area.
Open since 1990: The world's oldest continually operating museum dedicated to the history of the Information Age. Experience 800 Years of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Historic Newspapers, Maps & Prints. Some of the Bibles on display, including the Gutenb....
A Biblical look at dinosaurs and fossil exhibits, paleontological, geological, archeological, and scientific discoveries through the Truth of Gods word.
Step back in time as you explore the history of the American West at Fort Benton, Montana's remarkable museums. Explore two hundred years of frontier history. The time of the Blackfeet hunts on the northern plains, the passage of Lewis & Clark, th....
All year round fun in Montana with this fun Museum of the Rockies, with one of the world's largest collections of dinosaurs, as well as exhibits on American Indians, Western history and a planetarium!
The largest museum in Montana spanning nearly 5 acres, gives a great insight into the lives of Americans in the days gone by.
A fascinating museum that showcases the rich travel history of Yellowstone National Park in Montana
Housed in a 1915 bank building, the Prairie County Museum offers a glimpse of an era gone by, featuring a homesteader's house, a restored Northern Pacific depot, a caboose and a steam-heated outhouse.
The Montana Historical Society Museum, Montana's Museum, collects, preserves, and interprets fine art, historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that pertain to Montana and its adjoining geographic region. Montana's Museum is where histo....
The Holter Museum of Art serves Montana and neighboring states with a quality visual arts exhibition program that includes all media; brings national and international exhibitions into the region; provides a much-needed venue for local and regional a....
MAM is an exciting and enriching place to bring your kids. With seven galleries, there is always a choice of exhibitions to offer a rich selection of visual food for thought and pleasure for viewers of all ages. MAM's exhibition program is a broad la....
Named after Chief Joseph Ninepipes, a Bitterroot Salish Chief, the museum is nestled under the protection of the Mission Mountain Range. It contains a wealth of early photos, artifacts and antiques representing more than a century of life in the Flat....
We are Montana's premier art museum, a reputation we maintain through a combination of honoring Montana's most forward-looking artists and bringing here to Montana historic and world art significant for our region. Our permanent collection includes t....
The Pioneer Museum explores the history of NE Montana's Valley County from dinosaurs, railroads, Lewis & Clark, the Titanic, and more!
We have over 12 exhibits covering the Arts, Sciences and Exploring other Cultures. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Montana
The museum spotlights the fascinating dinosaur discoveries in the nearby Hell Creek fossil bed, also, the 1912 homesteading era is portrayed and includes a schoolhouse and blacksmith shop.
A fascinating wildlife museum showcasing Montana's wildlife in their natural habitat, brought to life with the various permanent exhibits & displays
The C.M. Russell Museum: a place where the old West is still alive. Artist Charles M. Russell captured the landscapes, the spirit, and the culture of the West during the late 1800s and early 1900s. His artwork is part entertainment, part history less....
A fascinating look into Southeastern Montana's past, including dinosaur fossils, and Native American artifacts.
When Charles E. Conrad, a founder of Kalispell, arrived in the Flathead Valley in 1891, this lovely town with its tree-lined streets was still but a dream. But Conrad had vision, and he felt that not only had he found a good investment opportunity, b....
Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum is one of the biggest military model aircraft displays in the northwest
Explore early plains Indian history, homesteading days, early life in Phillips County, dinosaurs, & so much more!
Founded in 1963, Butte Montana experienced a century of hardrock mining and earned the reputation of being home to one of the world's most productive copper mines of all time.
This Center for the Arts opened in 1977 in the 1910 WaterWorks basins that previously produced Miles City's drinking water for over 60 years. It's located just west of Miles City, Montana on the banks of the Yellowstone River in an area that was par....
Kids under 5 years can let their imagination soar in this indoor play space in Billings, with activities to encourage creativity, and development!
Not only is Sprouts Club a fun and safe place for kids to learn and play, but they also offer an incredibly flexible daycare service!
It's all about the American West at this national historic site dedicated to the cattlemen in American history. A yee haw family day out in Montana!
Pristine forests, rugged mountains, alpine mountains, and amazing lakes, along with 700 miles of trails and wilderness? Introducing Glacier National Park!
Here, children and adults will enjoy a day roving through some of the most pristinely kept natural gardens, including roses, herbs, vegetables and the Children's Garden. Plus wildflower walk.
Only 1.6 million acres of forest to explore in this amazing Montana wilderness, with summer and winter activities for everybody!
Immerse yourself in the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The canyon offers a diversified landscape of forest, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake and wetlands. Since the creation ....
Yellowstone Safari Company offers private Yellowstone Park wildlife tours and Lewis and Clark tours in Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park.
Kids from 1 to 101 love the addictingly fun Alpine Slide and the Scenic Lift Rides to the Summit of Big Mountain. The Walk in the Treetops canopy tour combines a little excitement with an educational experience. And if they're seeking an even more th....
This urban day-use park attracts visitors to swim, sailboard, and fish. A display in the Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters located on site provides weekday interpretation of the park. Plan to stretch your legs on a walk around the lake or stop by t....
Makoshika State Park is located in the rugged badlands of eastern Montana in Glendive. The name Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant of a Lakota phrase meaning land of bad spirits or "badlands". Although the area resembles the badlands of the Dak....
Bogert City Park is one of Bozeman's oldest and most used parks, with ice rink, grill and outdoor swimming!
Western Romance Company offers adventure and authentic cowboy entertainment. Horseback riding, rentals, pack trips, catered meals/food, wedding receptions, country music artists and entertainment, cowboy concerts on the range, Pompey's Pillar trips a....
Ride the Last Chance Tour train through the streets of Helena, Montana. Take an hour of your time to experience Helena's colorful past. From its beginning, spurred by the discovery of gold in Last Chance Creek, by four men from Georgia to the present....
Children can experience and learn history at the summer home of Copper Baron and millionaire Marcus Daly and family. Wonderful landscaped grounds are great for playing and picnicking!
Experience the strange at the Montana Vortex, with strange occurrences that change gravity and perspective as we know it!
Step into history with a one-hour guided tour of the Moss Mansion Historic House Museum. The tour captures early turn-of-the-century life as the Preston Boyd Moss family lived it. Visitors see original draperies, fixtures, furniture, Persian carpets....
Outdoor adventure under the Big Sky of Montana, with trail rides, pack trips, fishing trips and great family fun!
Kids will love exploring one of the largest known limestone caverns in the entire Northwest! Through guided tours, experience the natural wonders of these magnificent caverns.
One of the most significant archaeological sites in Montana, with over 30,000 artifacts found from one of the most prehistoric cultures in the region! Still visible artwork in these caves.
Everyone is welcome to attend Skate World no matter of their age! With public sessions, beginner sessions for tots & lessons, it's skating fun in Billings!
Centennial Ice Arena is the only ice skating and hockey facility in Billings, Montana, with open skate sessions!
A visit to Big Hole should begin at the visitor center. A film, museum, and book store provide an overview of the events that took place on the battlefield in August of 1877. During the summer months, ranger-guided activities take place daily. On Aug....
Community and children's theater in Missoula, with shows, classes, camps, and more - all relating to the performing arts!
A magical play area for kids, built by the community, where kids can just enjoy a time of play - adjacent to the Carousel for Missoula
A fun drive-in movie theater in Billings, Montana, where kids can enjoy the latest films, and parents can be nostalgic!
A fun family friendly campground in beautiful Montana, with a range of free activities, and even a pool and a petting zoo!
Incredibly close to Glacier National Park and Flathead Valley, this family owned RV and campground is a perfect base to see some of Montana's most incredible sites.
An RV park for water lovers right on Flathead Lake, with mooring slips, boat launch, and fishing.
Right near the Western entrance to Yellowstone National Park, this Wyoming Campground will take you back to the yee haw days of the Old West!
Yogi Bear welcomes all families to this family friendly RV park in the beautiful Yellowstone Park - even for just a day if you wanted!