Mission & History


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


Families First Children’s Museum (originally established as Families First) began supporting families in western Montana in 1994. The initial focus of the organization was to provide parenting information and support to anyone raising children through Parenting Programs. In 2002, we opened the Children’s Museum. The museum increases our ability to support families and parents with fun, hands-on, educational exhibits and programs that promote learning through play. In keeping with our mission & history, the museum provides an environment which fosters positive parenting through shared discovery, interaction and play.

Together, Families First Children’s Museum’s programs offer valuable resources to families in western Montana.