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ExplorationWorks

995 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601-3396
+1 406-457-1800
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Overpriced and poorly maintained

Not good value for money. Some of the exhibits didn't work properly and we specifically went to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ChristinefromWales
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Not much to see

We have been to a few children's museums and this one doesn't match up. There are a couple of... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
d0nyat2018
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Helena, Montana
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Looking for fun things to do in Helena? ExplorationWorks! Montana's Science Center in Helena knows how to help family members of all ages have fun with science. Little Sky Country is set aside especially for the pre-K crowd. Depending upon the season, you may encounter a hive of bees busily creating Helena honey or watch Trout hatchlings gradually grow to releasable size in Montana's rivers. Navigate the physics of water at our water table and experience hurricane force winds. Open and close tubes to design your own air pathways at the Air Maze. Wear your creative hats designing reverse designs at the Pin Impression Board. You never know what you'll encounter at Montana's Science Center in Helena. Come explore with us!
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“all ages” (6 reviews)
“rainy day” (2 reviews)
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995 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601-3396
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not good value for money. Some of the exhibits didn't work properly and we specifically went to see an exhibition of spiders which was disappointing.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

We have been to a few children's museums and this one doesn't match up. There are a couple of interesting exhibits but not much to see or do. High price for the experience. The outside is lovely though so stop by the carousel next door...More

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Kari G, Guest Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear your visit didn't live up to your expectations. If you'd like to provide specific feedback please send it to us at contact@explorationworks.org. We are always striving to improve visitors experiences, so...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

even if you do not pay to go in the museum (we ran out of time) the gardens surrounding it are a delight and free. fabulous waterfalls with stepping stones . musical instruments you can play. big puzzles to do. drums and so much more....More

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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Thank you for the review, Chrissie! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you can make it back again to check out our wonderful, hands-on exhibits located inside!

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Always something to do here! The water table is fun and I hear they're getting a new one soon. I love the upstairs exhibits, especially the pin impression board and scarf tubes. The building is freshly painted and clean, and the staff is friendly. The...More

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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thank you for your review, Lauren! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We are science museum buffs and have been to science museums all over the world. We drove to Helena specifically to check out this museum and were somewhat disappointed. It seemed to be more of a "children's" museum than a "science" museum. It was a...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

This is just a wonderful place for children of all ages. I have taken five grandchildren ages 2-11 who each find something to learn, explore and enjoy .the exhibits are ever changing and the permanent ones . Like the water works and garden, are delightful....More

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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

The museum has things for both children and adults to do. It was very fun and both my 14 year old and my 4 year old loved it.

Thank Katherine J
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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Thank you for your positive review, Katherine! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. If you're in the area this summer, be sure to stop by to see our new exhibit: The Art & Science of Arachnids!

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Reviewed November 11, 2016

ExplorationWorks is fun for the entire family to visit. My parents, sisters, grandmother, nieces and nephews and cousins all enjoy the hands-on activities that are offered on Saturdays and the hands-on exhibits in the museum. It's a great place to expand your world, and have...More

Thank Sara K
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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Thank you, Sara! We're so happy you enjoy ExWorks as much as we do!

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

My nearly 5 year old grandson was almost overwhelmed by all the hands-on learning activities! Quickly settled down to try each one that he could (some were for older kids). Had a most enjoyable and very educational afternoon! Many of the activities were also quite...More

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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review, Roger! I'm glad to hear you and your grandson enjoyed your visit. We hope you can visit us again soon!

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

What a wonderful spot for grandparents and parents to take their kids on a rainy day or anyday. They are always changing uo the exhibits and the permant ones like the farm and splash stop are always a hit with the kids.

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Kari G, Public Relations Manager at ExplorationWorks, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2016

Thank you for your wonderful comments! We appreciate our members and are so glad you enjoy our exhibits. And you're exactly right - our water table is always a hit with the kiddos!

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