Education at Gallatin History Museum

 A young visitor creates artwork during the Young History Explorers program (left)  First grade students in an old Bozeman classroom (right)

A young visitor creates artwork during the Young History Explorers program (left)

First grade students in an old Bozeman classroom (right)

2018 Programs

Gallatin History Museum provides education programs for a variety of ages and interests. Programs are designed to introduce participants to history and local heritage through the Museum's collection of artifacts and resources. 

Family passes are available for $20, and provide a full year of free admission for children and their families. 


Interacting with History

Thanks to the generosity of Randy Hart, children can enjoy a variety of permanent activity stations throughout the museum, each designed to give visitors an in-depth experience with local history. Dress up in historical costumes, use a quill and ink to create a Lewis and Clark-style journal, explore the furs and habitats of different local animal species, play with beautiful paper dolls, and more! These stations are available during regular visiting hours.


Young History Explorers

Our free YHE family days introduce children to local history and community heritage through artifacts, activities, art, reading, and exploration. 

Between 11 am and 3 pm on program days, families can stop by the museum to enjoy engaging exhibits, learning activities, and creative crafts. .


Summer Camp

Ten lucky children will get to participate in our 2018 Summer Camp, from June 26-30! We will explore the history and science of Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley through crafts, experiments, walking tours, outdoor activities, art, and reading. Students will create their own interdisciplinary museum exhibit as a final project. Summer Camp takes place from 10 - 3 each day, and is open to children between the ages of 8 and 12. 


Historical Birthday Parties

From Victorian tea parties to gold panning adventures and pioneer treats, Gallatin History Museum will custom-design a dream historical birthday for your child and their friends! 

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Adult Group Tours

Join one of our expert docents for an immersive, private, behind-the-scenes tour of Gallatin History Museum's exhibits and collections. Tours are interactive, allowing for group participation and questions. All tours include refreshments and a post-visit Q & A session with a museum staff member. These tours are perfect for adult groups of all ages, and can be custom-designed to meet the needs and interests of the visitors. 








Homeschool Programs

Gallatin History Museum will host four different class packages in 2018. Each series is intended for a different age group, and follows a different learning theme. Our classes are interactive, and focus on student participation and object-based learning. Students will work towards creating a final presentation, and will receive a variety of take-home resources. 



Homeschool groups can also book group tours at GHM, and use our extensive archives and research library.


Join us for the 2018 Family Fundraiser Gala!

$50 Family ticket

$25 Individual Ticket

$20 Member Ticket

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