The Latest Central Montana Travel Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19

Take Your Kids On A Field Trip Through Central Montana

Class is in session in Central Montana! At the heart of Montana is a region filled with unique learning opportunities inspired by history, culture, arts, natural wonders and one-of-a-kind attractions that will wow anyone at any age. Turn the disruptions of this school year into an opportunity to supplement your child’s education with a Central Montana Field Trip! What a great way to make memories with your family, while providing them hands-on learning experiences.

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With safety top-of-mind in Central Montana, you can be sure to bring your family for their field trip with peace-of-mind. Remind your kids about the 6-feet rule and don’t forget your mask and hand sanitizer, then head over and have some fun while learning!

What subject do you want to learn about?

Choose a subject and see what learning experiences await! While some are best seen in-person, there are a few that your child can dive into virtually now. Look for the activity sheet icon Activity Sheet Icon for added fun for kids to document their field trip. Also keep an eye out for extra credit Extra Credit Icon opportunities!

History & Culture

Lewis and Clark statue Lewis and Clark Expedition

Walk in the footsteps of the Corps of Discovery.

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Young Native American dancer Native American

Experience the storied past of Montana’s First People.

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Digging fossils in Choteau Dinosaurs

Do you have a dino-fan in your family?

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Painting at Fort Benton museum Early Montana Settlers

Discover American Western Frontier History.

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Extra Credit

Turn your Field Trip into a weekend getaway. Stay in a historic hotel and your kids can immerse themselves in history, even in their PJs!

Biology & Science

Bighorn Sheep Plants & Animals

Discover the diversity of Montana’s plant and animal species.

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Child throwing food to trout at Big Springs Fish Hatchery Fish Hatcheries

Learn about Montana’s fish population.

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Children viewing Ryan Dam Energy

Hydroelectric and wind power on full display.

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Family swimming in mineral waters of Spa Hot Springs Water

The longest river, shortest river and natural springs!

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Extra Credit

Head to the Sip ’n Dip for their Mermaid Brunch and some whimsical discussions with your kids about whether or not mermaids are real!

Literature

Children at Seaman statue at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Seaman, Shep and Smoking Boomer

Read about Central Montana’s famous dogs.

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Handwritten and painted letter from Charlie Russell Illustrated Letters by Charlie Russell

Stories of the American West by renowned artist.

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Extra Credit

Visit the Shep monument in Fort Benton or Seaman monument at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, where your kids can take a selfie with the famed dogs! Walk the scenic Smoking Boomer trail in Harlowton that begins by the restored Milwaukee Depot and take your selfie with Boomer’s story in the background.

PE & Health

Children using scooters on Rivers Edge Trail Urban Trail Systems

Bike, walk or jog our trail systems.

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Family skiing at Showdown Ski Area Winter Sports

Ski, snowboard, cross-country ski or snowshoe.

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Child hiking in the Little Belt Mountains Hiking in the Great Outdoors

A perfect way for kids to explore.

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Father and child golfing Golfing

The whole family will love a round of golf.

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Art & Music

Great Falls Symphony concert Great Falls Symphony

Enjoy a live performance right in your living room.

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From scratch pie Authentically Montana

Find unique crafts, yummy eats and talented artisans.

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Extra Credit

Create your own Central Montana inspired art at Brush Crazy in Great Falls.