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Bat-Stravagaza:  Friday, October 27th from 6pm-8pm

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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.


October Themes

October 3rd: Canoeing*

October 10th: Spectacular Spiders

October 17th: The Chemistry of Fall

October 24th: Going Batty

October 31st: Nature & Halloween

*Bring your own life jackets 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

Suggested donation $5/person or free for members.

Advance registration requested by clicking here!


October Theme: Canoeing!

Join us on Saturday, October 14th 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!


Exploring Nature Poetry with Anne Holub


Saturday, September 30th from 10:30am-11:30am

Have you ever wanted to write about the natural world but can’t find the words? Learn how you can use careful observation to craft beautiful language. In this new educational offering, participants can read, discuss, and start to write their own nature poetry based on our local and seasonal environmental changes. No previous writing or poetry experience necessary! Just come with your interest in learning more and your sense of exploration. Sign up to explore modern and classic poetry about the natural world with local poet and Master Naturalist student, Anne Holub. The sessions will include a packet of a variety of published poems geared toward the reading levels in the class. We hope to offer continuing classes as the seasons progress!

Please bring a notebook or favorite writing journal and a pen or pencil and be prepared for a brief outdoor walk near the Audubon Center during class.  


Members: $8/person

Non-Members: $10/person





Friday, October 27th from 6pm-8pm

Join Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Audubon Center for a bat-filled night you’ll never forget!  You’ll learn all about bats, their natural history, why they are important and how they find their pups in giant caves.  You can venture into our very own “bat cave” and use your bat senses to find your pups or find the moths with your newly developed sense of echolocation.  We will also have bat crafts, games, prizes and so much more!  Come on out for some spectacular batty fun at the Montana Audubon Center. 


This is a *free event and people of all ages are welcome!

*Donations are welcome to make more programs like this possible for years to come.


If you’d like to let us know you’re coming, please email Becca Mathias at [email protected]!

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