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.

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This week at spectrUM

Discovery Bench Activities

Tuesday - Saturday 2-6pm

spectrUM will host guided activities at our Discovery Bench. Activities are free and open to the public. No registration required.

spectrUM After School

Afterschool Fall 2022

Third through fifth graders can join spectrUM this fall for free after school clubs supported by the Office of Public Instruction. Contact Alyssa Giffin at for more information, or call 406-728-7836.

Engineer It: Design, test and build your own inventions on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. 

Robotics: Create your own circuits and robots on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Apply here for After-school Fall 2022

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. 

EmPower Place hours:

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