Missoula Art Museum – Missoula, Montana
335 North Pattee Missoula, MT 59802
Missoula Art Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
(The Missoula Art Museum motto is “Free Expression, Free Admission.” Thanks to the generosity of the Missoula Art Museum, donors, volunteers and members, admission is always free.)
The Missoula Art Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and researches art that is relevant to the culture of the American West with an emphasis on contemporary Montana artists.The newly renovated and expanded museum opened on September 16, 2006 and boasts six exhibition spaces, two classrooms, a state-of-the-art collection vault and full accessibility. The successful building design has seamlessly fused the 100-year-old Carnegie Library building with a contemporary addition, creating the ideal environment for exhibiting, celebrating, and preserving MAM’s growing contemporary art collection.
Makoshika State Park & Museum
1301 Snyder St, Glendive, MT 59330
Makoshika State Park Museum is a small museum located in Makoshika state park. The museum is locate in the park’s visitor center and has displays on the local fossils and geology. In 1997 Jack Horner and Bob Harmon found a Thescelosaurus fossil while leading a joint expedition there.
Located east of Glendive, Montana, the park’s 11,000 acres is the largest of Montana’s state parks. The park contains spectacular badlands which conceal dinosaur fossils. The park contains rock from the Hell Creek Formation and dinosaurs such as Triceratops are found there.
Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana – Charlo, Montana
69316 US Hwy. 93|Charlo, Montana|59824
Named after Chief Joseph Ninepipes, a Bitterroot Salish Chief, the museum is nestled under the protection of the Mission Mountain Range. It contains a wealth of early photos, artifacts and antiques representing more than a century of life on the Flathead Indian Reservation and in Montana. The Ninepipes Museum is one of western Montana’s finest treasures.
The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana was established in 1997 to discover, memorialize, preserve and protect the history and culture of the Flathead Reservation and early Montana. It is designed for the enrichment, education, and recreation of local residents and visitors.
The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is located halfway between Missoula and Kalispell on Highway 93, near the National Bison Range and the Owl Research Institute. It is bordered by the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge, a nationally recognized bird watching area with Fish and Wildlife land on all sides. Housed in a log and concrete structure built to museum specifications and standards, the museum includes both long term and temporary exhibits that provide the viewer with articles representing the life of early people in the area.
Your trip through time begins with the Gallery of the Art of the Old West. You will see how noted artists, including Alfred Jacob Miller, Charlie Russell and E.S. Paxson, as well as later artists portrayed Native American and frontier life. Indian artifacts are displayed in cases. The Hall of Photographs contains pictures of men and women who helped compose this history: Native Americans, trappers, miners, loggers, cowboys, ranchers, and settlers.
As you continue through the museum you will find a collection of weaponry including clubs, bows & arrows, and guns. There are spurs and saddlery, life-size mannequins in cowboy, cowgirl and Indian dress. You will see a grizzly trap, depicting the lost art of preparing a “grizzly set”. Throughout the museum is a vast collection of Native American beadwork. The center of the building contains a life-size diorama of wild animals and an Indian camp scene that includes a creek, elk hide teepees, a woman scraping a buffalo hide, children playing, and a rack of drying meat. An old cabin, originally built by the Jocko River has been moved to the museum grounds.
Wagons and buggies dot the front of the museum grounds, along with a replica of a cottonwood canoe. An old cabin, originally built by the Jocko River, has been moved to the museum grounds. At the south side of the cabin is the entry to our Nature Trail, a handicapped accessible area giving everyone an opportunity to view the beauty of the valley and Mission Mountains. Signs along the walkway help you identify the birds and small animals in the area. The museum hosts many tours for individuals, schools and organizations.
Museum of the Plains Indian – Browning, Montana
Junction of US Highway 2 & Montana 89 Browning, Montana USA
Free Admission – Weekdays October through May!
The Museum of the Plains Indian, founded in 1941, is administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, an independent Federal agency located in the U.S. Department of the Interior, whose purpose is to promote the development of contemporary Native American arts of the United States.
The Museum of the Plains Indian exhibits the creative achievements of Native American artists and craftspeople of the United States. A permanent exhibit presents the rich diversity of historic arts of the tribal peoples of the Northern Plains, and two special exhibition galleries are devoted to changing presentations promoting the creative works of outstanding talented contemporary Native American artists and craftspeople.
A permanent exhibition presents the diversity of historic arts created by tribal peoples of the Northern Plains, including the Blackfeet, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Sioux, Assiniboine, Arapaho, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Flathead, Chippewa, and Cree. Highlighting the historic exhibits is a display of the varied traditional costumes of Northern Plains men, women, and children, presented in complete detail on life-size figures. Other historic displays are devoted to numerous art forms related to the social and ceremonial aspects of the tribal cultures of the region.
The Museum of the Plains Indian, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has an annual calendar of events that are posted regularly. Works of art for sale in the Museum galleries will include oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, beadwork, and traditional crafts.
For permission to photograph in the galleries of the Museum of the Plains Indians, inquire at the information desk, or call (406) 338-2230. Photography is prohibited in the craft shop operated by the Northern Plains Indian Crafts Association. In addition to the Museum of the Plains Indian, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board administers the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Southern Plains Indian Museum in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
The Bigfork Museum of Art and History is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Montana and the history of the Bigfork region. The museum seeks to inspire the visitor and community members through exhibitions, programs and collections in arts, sciences and the humanities. To offer these services and expand them as the needs and desires of the community dictate.
The Bigfork Art & Cultural Center was founded in 1983 the roots of the organization trace back to 1977 when a group of forward-thinking individuals saw the need to foster the arts and established a community center in the small Hamlet of Bigfork. The group purchased and renovated a gas station and proceeded to turn it into the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center.
We are a not-for-profit corporation bringing exhibits, programs and education opportunities for all ages. The Main Gallery features a rotating exhibition schedule featuring Montana artists in the Main Gallery throughout the year. The Museum hosts workshops, lecture series, films and performances.
Our upper gallery features our historic displays such as: Flathead Lake: the Flathead Cherry: Timber and 100 years of photographs about Bigfork and the surrounding area.
Season – All Year
October – May Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
June – September Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Payment Methods Accepted – Cash, Discover, Master Card, Travelers Checks, Visa
Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome
For group tours please call the Bray at 406.443.3502
The Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
The Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 1–5 pm.
Clay Business hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday 9 am–1 pm.
The Grounds are open to the public during daylight hours seven days a week, year-round. A self-guided walking tour map is available in the mailbox in front of the Pottery Gallery.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (also known as “The Bray”) is a public, non-profit, educational institution located only 3 miles from downtown.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously interested in any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work.” Its primary mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bray is located three miles from downtown Helena, Montana, on the site of the former Western Clay Manufacturing Company. Set against the wooded foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the 26-acre former brickyard is internationally recognized as a gathering place for emerging and established ceramic artists. The nearby mountains and brick factory ruins provide a backdrop for the creative environment; more important is the dynamic arts community created by the resident artists that come to the Bray to work, share experiences, and explore new ideas.
The Archie Bray Foundation provides free access to some of the finest ceramic art found anywhere in the nation. The North Gallery, open year-round, houses a rotating exhibition space and the Sales Gallery, where you can buy work by current and past resident artists. During the summer the Bray’s 3,500-square foot Warehouse Gallery, a converted brickyard building, features an exhibition of work by current resident artists and our Annual Resident Benefit Auction.
Solo exhibitions by departing resident artists take place at different times during the year, and additional Bray exhibitions are held at galleries throughout the country.
The Bray grounds contain hundreds of ceramic artifacts and site-specific sculptures created by former resident artists. Visitors are invited to explore the grounds, and self-guided walking tours can be taken anytime during daylight hours. Special group tours can be arranged through the Bray office.
The permanent ceramics collection contains more than 1,000 pieces and continues to grow. It includes work of past residents as well as several historical pieces, including work by world-renowned artists Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Peter Voulkos, Rudy Autio, Ken Ferguson and David Shaner. A rotating selection can be viewed in the Pottery Gallery.
American Computer & Robotics Museum – Bozeman Montana
2023 Stadium Dr – Bozeman, Montana 59715
Always free admission, but donations are appreciated.
September – May Hours:
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM:
Tue.,Wed.,Thu.,Fri.,Sat. & Sun.
(Closed on Mondays)
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Easter Sunday
2023 Stadium Drive Bozeman, MT. 59715
Just off Kagy Boulevard, only a half a mile west from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.
You saw The Imitation Game movie about Alan Turing…
Now See the Exhibit: Hacking Hitler’s Code with actual World War II military encryption/decryption hardware including an original WWII German Enigma Machine
“To collect, preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts and history of the information age.”
Inch for inch, the best museum in the world.
– Dr. Edward O. Wilson
American Computer & Robotics Museum has also seen in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, ABC News, Vancouver Courier, New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, C-Span, ABC News, Distinctly Montana and many, many other media outlets…
Open April 1 thru October 31
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
7 Days Per Week
* Last admission sold at 4:30 PM
UNDERGROUND MINE TOUR TIMES
Monday – Saturday
10:30, 12:30 & 3:00
*Underground Tour times are subject to change. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 406-723-7211. Please do not e-mail to make reservations.
The World Museum of Mining was founded in 1963 when the close of Butte’s mining heyday was less than two decades away. In the end, Butte experienced a century of hard-rock mining and earned the reputation of being home to one of the world’s most productive copper mines of all time. The Museum exists to preserve the enduring history of Butte and the legacy of its rich mining and cultural heritage.
The World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard, the Orphan Girl Mine. With fifty exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and sixty-six primary exhibits in the mine yard, visitors can spend a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story.
By walking the streets of Hell Roarin’ Gulch and venturing to the depths of the Orphan Girl Mine, you can almost see their blackened faces and hear their exhausted sighs at the conclusion of the workday.
Yellowstone Art Museum – Billings, Montana
401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Art Lovers Special! Visit the Yellowstone Art Museum, on the first Saturday of every month, and admission is only $1.
Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman Montana
600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717
Museum of the Rockies
600 W Kagy Blvd
Bozeman, MT 59717
Located on the western edge of the Montana State University Campus, the Museum of the Rockies should be on every families vacation bucket list. Recently affiliated with the Smithsonian Museum.
Custer Battlefield Museum
Address: Ext 514 I90, Garryowen, MT 59031, USA
7 days a week : 8AM–6:30PM
Phone: +1 406-638-2000
The Custer Battlefield Museum features many artifacts from the Battle as well as books and memorabilia.
Montana Historical Society Museum, Helena, MT
225 Roberts St, Helena,MT 59601, USA
The Museum collects, preserves, and interprets fine art, historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that pertain to Montana and its adjoining geographic region.
The many public activities of the Museum reach a large and diverse audience throughout the state and region. In 2001, over 75,972 people visited Montana’s Museum and educational outreach programs served an additional 45,906 individuals.
The Montana Historical Society’s Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, the highest honor a museum can receive.