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Family Programs

Coming Soon

Bat Night Hike: Friday, June 23rd from 8:30pm-10pm

Side by Side Nature Painting: Saturday, July 15th from 3pm-5pm

Scroll down to Special Events for more details!


Nature Nuts

Tuesdays from 10 – 11am

Nature exploration comes naturally, especially for little kids! Children ages 1 to 4 (and an accompanying adult) join Montana Audubon teacher naturalists for guided outdoor play and learning about the local area. Weekly themes are posted below and on our calendar.

Suggested donation of $5/child

FREE for members – become a member today!

Advance registration is REQUIRED by clicking here.


June Themes

June 7th: Canoeing*

June 14th: Tick-a-palooza!

June 21st: Macro Mayhem

June 28th: All About Animal Ears  

*Please bring your own life vests if you have them!

Weekend Wonders Family Program

2nd Saturday of every month from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

These naturalist-led programs are designed for all ages of explorers. Every month features a different topic that will get you and your family outdoors, learning about the plants and animals in our big backyard. Monthly themes are posted below and on our  calendar.

Suggested donation $5/person or free for members.

Advance registration requested by clicking here!

June Theme: Canoeing Scavenger Hunt

Join us Saturday, June 10th for some canoeing on Deep Mill pond at the Center!  We will paddle around the ponds searching for wildlife, using all of our senses to observe the world around us.  Bring your friends and family out for a beautiful adventure on the water- who knows what you might find?  Bring your own life jacket or borrow one from us.  We hope to see you all there!

Evening Exploration

1st Tuesday of the Month, May-August* 2023 from 4:30pm-7:30pm

*NO programming on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Bring your friends and family down to the Center to celebrate the change of seasons in nature! Explore and enjoy the ponds, the wildlife and the changes in our plants as we move from winter to spring and spring to summer.  Ask a naturalist your essential questions about animals and plants. Borrow field guides, insect nets, and binoculars. Or get in a canoe and explore the ponds with the setting sun.  Choose your own adventure and enjoy this special time outside with your friends and family.    

Suggested donation $10/canoe, Free for members

Advanced registration requested by clicking here!


Special Events

Bat Night Hike

Friday, June 23rd from 8:30pm-10pm

Dive into the mesmerizing world of bats! Join us for a fun night learning cool bat facts, then heading out with special acoustic equipment to find them. Bring a flashlight and good walking shoes. 

Suggested donation $5/person

Advance registration required by clicking here!

Side by Side Nature Painting

Saturday, July 15th from 3pm-5pm

Bring your friends and family members out to the Audubon Center for an artist guided side by side canvas painting adventure! Choose an animal or flower to paint, one person paints one side, the other person paints the other side.  Two canvases come together to make one beautiful painting.  Two people, one image, pure harmony.  Brushes, paints and canvases provided.  We hope to see you all there!  

1 Ticket includes 2 Canvases


Tickets by Phone:

$30 for Members

$35 for Non-Members


Tickets Online:

$35 for Members 

$40 for Non-Members


Advanced registration required by clicking here!


*Children must be supervised by an adult.

*Adults and children are welcome to participate in this program!

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