Museum of the Rockies' early childhood programs inspires children to think in new ways, open their minds, and thrive on the sensation of learning something new. Research shows that children start learning immediately after birth, and the preschool years are also critical times for children to develop habits that will enable them to be successful in school. To encourage our early learners to engage their imaginations, explore their surroundings and learn through hands-on discovery, all of these programs are free for members. Become a member today!
For a current listing of program dates, please visit the Calendar page of this website.
Sensational Babies (ages infant to 3.5 years)
Every Wednesday* | 10 – 11 a.m. | Redstart Classroom | Free for members, $5/child for non-members
Read, talk, sing, and play with your baby through sensory awareness activities and explorations designed specifically for newborns to age 3 ½. On the first Wednesday of every month, learn a new set of signs to enhance your baby's cognitive, social, and emotional development. This popular museum program promotes learning language skills with physical and social development.
* Excluding the weeks of Christmas & New Year.
Tours for Tots (ages 3 to 5 years)
Alternating weeks | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 – 11 a.m., Wednesdays 2 – 3 p.m. | Included with admission | All tours meet at the Front Desk
Continuing our efforts to introduce preschoolers (ages 3 – 5) to the wonders of museum learning, this series of tours examines different areas of the museum with an early education focus. Each program offers a chance to ask questions as we explore each subject with a hands-on activity, art project, and related story.
December 3 - 5 | What's that Artifact?
December 17 - 19 | Dinosaur Hall of Fame
January 7 - 9 | Visit the Planetarium
January 21 - 23 | Yellowstone in Winter
February 4 - 6 | Reptiles!
February 17 - 19 | Five Dinosaur Families
March 3 - 5 | Spring Constellations
March 31 - April 2 | Springtime in Yellowstone
April 14 - 16 | Hunter Dinosaurs
April 28 - 30 | Towers and Bridges
Museum of the Rockies is a proud member of the Greater Gallatin Early Childhood Community Council, supporting healthy early childhood growth and development for all children in Gallatin County.