Big Night 2022



 Thank you for joining us at Big Night 2022!

With your support, Big Night brought in over $88,600 for Science for All to ensure that all children in Montana have access to hands-on science and inspirational role models.

Our Impact

Your support is crucial to spectrUM's efforts to provide barrier-free access to hands-on science education. Big Night raises funds to support:

  • Providing totally free admission to our award-winning science museum, which has expanded its hours to be open 40 hours a week for all.
  • EmPower Place at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, providing enriching learning opportunities for families experiencing food insecurity.
  • Science on Wheels, a traveling science museum that reaches rural and tribal communities across the state of Montana.
  • Free field trips and bus transport for Title 1 schools in Missoula and our neighboring communities.
  • Scholarships for students to access spectrUM’s summer camps.
  • “Science Bytes” on the Flathead Reservation, embedding hands-on science at free summer meal sites.
  • The Bitterroot Summer of Science, which brings free STEM programming to communities throughout Ravalli County.

2022 Presenting Sponsor


2022 Platinum Sponsors

ALPS Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana



Garden City Janitorial

 Terry and Patt Payne


2022 Gold Sponsors


FYR Diagnostics

Northwestern Energy 

Spectrum Window Cleaning

Twin Cranes Dental


2022 Silver Sponsors


 Browning Kaleczyc Berry & Hoven
 Crowley Fleck logo
Opportunity Bank of Montana 
Parkside Credit Union
Stockman Bank logo

In-Kind Donors

 Scotty's Table

 Resort at Paws Up

StockFarm Greater Ravioli Foundation
A Moveable Feast
Bitterroot Flower Shop
Flathead Lake Bio Station
Big Sky Resort

 University of Montana Trademarks and Licensing

 Working Dogs for Conservation


Double Tree Hotels




Sun Mountain Sports


Montana Natural History Center



Brian Christianson Photography

 Black Coffee

 Cambie Taphouse + Coffee


One Eleven
Front Street Pizza
Dana Gallery

 Caras Nursery

Garden City Ballet
Left of Center Jewels
Great Harvest Bread Company
Ducrey Chocolate Makers
Toiffer Pet Outfitters
Cranky Sam Public House
Montgomery Distillery
Missoula Public Library
Zoo Thai
Pearl Boba Tea
Rockin' Rudy's
Kinetic Body Missoula
Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters
Draught Works
Bathing Beuties Beads
Home ReSource
Clyde Coffee
Families First Learning Lab
Historical Museum of Fort Missoula
Compass Barber Shop
Fact and Fiction
Morgenroth Music Centers

 UM Living Lab

Summer Sun Garden and Brew
Betty's Divine
Loose Caboose
Marchie's Nursery


Runner's Edge

Bernice's Bakery


Missoula Community Access Television

Ciao Mambo

 Skin Chic


Pure Barre

Lolo Peak Brewery
Missoula Wine Merchants
Create Art Bar


Pete Davies

Hannah and Evan Gimpel

Katherine Hale

Andy Herbert

Tony Herbert

Gary Matson

Kim Mize-Humphrey and Reed Humphrey

Evan Thompson

Nicholos Wethington