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

Read, talk, sing, and play with your baby or toddler through sensory awareness activities, art, music, and other gross and fine motor explorations designed specifically for newborns to age 3 ½. This popular museum program promotes learning language skills with physical and social development and is an excellent opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

View the museum calendar for upcoming Sensational Babies programs.

Tours for Tots

Do you have a naturally curious preschooler (ages 3 – 5) that loves exploring science? This series of tours will examine different areas of the museum with an early education focus. Each uniquely themed program will offer a chance to ask questions as we explore each subject with a hands-on activity, art project, and related story.

View the museum calendar for upcoming Tours for Tots programs.