Wise Wonders: Science for Young Minds

Wise Wonders: Science for Young Minds - Kids playing with robotics
Camille Reddick
Camille Reddick
March 15, 2024

Billings never disappoints when it comes to family fun! While you may already be familiar with ZooMontana, Rimrocks, and other popular Billings attractions, you might not know that Magic City is also home to a fantastic science museum. If you visit Billings with little explorers, you do not want to miss a chance to visit the Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum. Watching all the gears start working in little minds as you move from exhibit to exhibit is always so much fun! You'll also appreciate how friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic the staff members are when helping families find their way around inside the museum. Here's what you need to know to plan a great visit!

What Is Wise Wonders in Billings?

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Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum opened in 2009 as a mobile exhibit that traveled all around Billings to inspire young minds using STEM learning and fun, interactive displays. In 2019, the museum officially opened in its permanent space on 2nd Avenue in Billings. You may be wondering if Wise Wonders offers age-appropriate fun for your family based on the ages of your children. The museum has different areas and programs that cater to different age groups. Designated play areas are available for children between 1 and 13. For older children, interactive exhibits and special programs can provide enrichment. One way to get the most out of your visit is to check out the museum's event page online to learn more about any special programs or events that may be going on during your visit to Billings. Generally, all special programming during regular museum hours is included in the price of admission.

Visiting the Museum

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The Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum is located at 3024 2nd Avenue North in Billings, Montana. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. Admission for visitors over age 2 is $7. Children up to 23 months get free admission. It's always smart to check out the museum's website when planning your trip because free admission days do pop up from time to time! When visiting, you will find metered street parking available. For those who prefer gated parking, there is a parking garage roughly a block from the museum at 3rd Avenue and 29th Street.

Find More Family Fun in Billings

There's no doubt that Wise Wonders is one of the best spots to bring kids when exploring Billings. Spending a few hours inside the museum can provide a much-needed break from hiking and other high-energy excursions. Of course, there's a good chance that your crew will need to refuel. While Billings has a reputation for high-end steakhouses, the truth is that there are great restaurants for patrons of all ages throughout the city. You'll find amazing food with kid-friendly atmospheres at all of the eateries on this list of kid-friendly places to eat in Billings! In fact, parents will love that all of these places are fun and affordable!

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