Early Learning

Early Learning

Museum of the Rockies' early childhood programs inspire 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.

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.

Sensational Babies

This programming is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 programming constraints.

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.

Museum Buddies (formerly known as Tours for Tots)

MOR is excited to welcome back families with preschoolers (ages 3 – 5) to the fall season of Museum Buddies (formerly Tours for Tots)! 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.

Pre-registration is not required.
Included with membership/admission.
All tours meet at the Front Desk

View the museum calendar for upcoming Museum Buddies programs.