Calendar of Events

spectrUM Events Calendar

The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area is Missoula's hands-on science center dedicated to inspiring a culture of learning and discovery for all.

spectrUM is now open at the Missoula Public Library, Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm and offers free admission for all.

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This month at spectrUM

Discovery Bench Activities

spectrUM hosts guided activities in our museum at our Discovery Bench. Activities are free and open to the public. No registration required. See our monthly calendar for more information.

spectrUM Science at the UM Living Lab

Join us at the UM Living Lab November 4th and 18th from 3-5pm for hands-on science activities on the 1st floor fo the Missoula Public Library. 

Living Lab logo

New Exhibit Opening

spectrUM is excited to announce the opening of a brand new exhibition, Resilience MT. This exhibition, which explores resiliency in nature, will open to the public November 1. 

New Exhibition Logo

Visit us at EmPower Place

EmPower Place is a free, hands-on learning center in the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center dedicated to nourishing the bodies and minds of local children and families. As a collaborative space with the spectrUM Discovery Area, Missoula Food Bank, and Missoula Public Library, this center offer science experiences, meals, and library programs at no cost.

EmPower Place hours:

  • Monday 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 10am-6pm
  • Friday 10am-6pm