Montana Natural History Center

The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature through education.

MNHC is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a group of educators who had the vision to create a natural history center as a resource for schools and the public.

MNHC offers Community Activities, Teacher Resources, a Montana Master Naturalist Course for adults with a passion for conservation, opportunities for volunteering, and an opportunity to voluntarily subscribe to the Montana Naturalist Magazine.

Originally housed on the University of Montana campus, MNHC continued to grow and outgrow its rented space at Fort Missoula. In 2004, MNHC purchased its first home at 120 Hickory Street, at the edge of McCormick Park in the heart of Missoula.

120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT  59801

Sunday – Monday:  closed
Tuesday – Friday:  12:00-5:00pm
Saturday:  12:00-4:00pm


This Community profile is proudly sponsored by Suzanne Miller of Dunrovin Ranch.  See all of Suzanne’s “Horse Around, Missoula” blogs and learn why she, herself, is so committed to Montana’s Natural wonder.

Map to Montana Natural History Center


120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 542-6223