spectrUM Discovery Area

Missoula's hands-on science center dedicated to igniting passion for discovery through science.


spectrUM is open 10am to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday

From 2pm to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday spectrUM leads hand-on science activities at our Discovery Bench in our museum

Science activities


spectrUM offers free admission for all

Current Exhibition

spectrUM's current exhibition explores our classic hands-on experiences, including physics, light, and health science topics. Click here for more information.

Group Visits

Groups of 10 or more people are encouraged to call in advance about their visit at 406-728-STEM

Parking and Transit

spectrUM has free, 2 hour parking in our building lot. spectrUM is also a stop on the #1 Mountain Line bus route, and is accessible by bike on the river trail through Kiwanis Park.

spectrUM's AUOR Partners

Located within the Missoula Public Library complex, spectrUM shares space with 5 other All Under One Roof partners.

The Missoula Public Library aims to "Spark Curiosity. Make Connections. Thrive Together."

Families First aims to "Strengthen families through education, connection, play and partnership."

MCAT Missoula's Community Media Resource aims to "promote the spread of information and exchange of views, ideas, and opinions within the community of Missoula."

The UM Living Lab aims to "inspire children in science."

Missoula Community Radio (KFGM 101.5) aims to "create a medium for all community members to enrich and engage their community directly and freely by producing educational, socially just, culturally aware, and entertaining radio programming."

Building exterior


Visit us on the 2nd floor of the Missoula Public Library at 455 East Main Street, Missoula, Montana

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