About Us

Mission
Families First Children’s Museum empowers families with parent education and learning through play.

Organizational History
Families First (now operating as Families First Children’s Museum) was established in April 1994. The initial focus of the organization was Parenting Programs, which provide parenting information and support to anyone raising children in Western Montana. The operating principles were derived from Families First-Boston, but it remains unique and independent.

Families First broadened its focus in 2002 and opened Children’s Museum Missoula. The museum offers fun, interactive and educational exhibits and programs that promote learning through play. In keeping with the mission of Families First, it provides an environment which fosters positive parenting through interaction, exploration and play.