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.

Tours for Tots

MOR is excited to welcome back families with preschoolers (ages 3 – 5) in a limited capacity for in-person preschool programming! 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.

The same program is offered twice in one week to accommodate more families. Face coverings are required for everyone five years of age and older and strongly encouraged for children between the ages of two and four.

Programs are free and for Museum of the Rockies members only. There is limited capacity for each program, and pre-registration is required.

Sign up for Tours for Tots programs on the museum's calendar.