Children’s Museum

Families First Children’s Museum is located at 225 West Front St in downtown Missoula. We overlook Caras Park, the Clark Fork River and A Carousel for Missoula and can be an exciting part of any day spent in the Garden City. The Museum features hands-on interactive exhibits and educational programs for children ages 0-8 and their grownups. Come visit!

225 W. Front – Downtown Missoula
Missoula, MT 59802

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Tues-Sat 10am to 5pm
Sunday Noon-5pm (Closed Sundays June – September)
*Open until 7pm most First Fridays — call for details

Ages 1-100 $5/person
Under age 1 is FREE!
FREE Admission from 5pm to 7pm on most First Fridays
Members are FREE. Group visit rates are available. Call for more information.

$7/person for full day admission to the Children’s Museum and unlimited rides at A Carousel for Missoula! Passes can be purchased at the Children’s Museum or at A Carousel for Missoula.

Directions & Parking

From East or Westbound Interstate 90
Take the Orange Street exit. Head south on Orange Street and take a left on Front Street before the bridge. The museum is two blocks down on the right. Street and lot parking are available.

From Southbound Highway 93
Take the exit for I-90 Eastbound. Follow above directions from there.

From Northbound Highway 93
Follow 93 into Missoula, it will turn into Brooks Street. Turn left on Stephens Avenue and continue until you cross the bridge. Turn right on the first street after the bridge onto Front Street. The museum is two blocks down on the right.

Downtown Parking
In addition to metered street parking there are 2 pre-pay parking lots and Central Park parking garage within 2 blocks of the Museum. To access the Caras Park pre-pay lot from Orange Street head east on Front Street, at the end of the block where the museum lives take a right down the hill to Caras Park and the Carousel and follow the signs from there. To access the Bank Street pre-pay lot from Higgins head east on Front Street, take a right on Pattee, take the first right into the driveway for the parking lot. To access the Central Park parking garage from Higgins head west on Main Street and follow signs into garage.