Early Education Programs

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 membersBecome a member today!

For a current listing of program dates, please visit the Calendar page of this website.

Sensational Babies (ages infant to 2 years)
Weekly | Wednesdays, 10 - 11 am | 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 two-year-olds.  This popular Museum program promotes cognitive, physical, and social development.

MOR Sign (ages 6 months to 4 years)
Biweekly | Mondays, 10:15 - 11am (from September to May)
Free for members, $8/family for non-members

Learn a new set of simple, easy-to-do signs during each program to describe your museum experience with guest educator Trisha Smith, an ASL Sign2Me certified instructor.

Tours for Tots (ages 3 to 5 years)
Biweekly | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11am, Wednesdays 2 - 3pm
Free for members, $5/child for non-members

Continuing our efforts to introduce preschoolers to the wonders of museum learning, this particular series of tours examines a different area of the Museum each month.  Each program offers a chance to ask questions and explore with a hands-on activity.


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.