Dragon Tales Puppet Theater
Puppet shows and workshops available for all ages. Puppets made to order.
Garden City Ballet Company
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing performance opportunities to promising artists as well as raising money for dance scholarships.
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Established in 1975, the museum collects, preserves and interprets the history of Missoula County and western Montana. The museum, on 32 acres at the core of historic Fort Missoula (1877-1947), has an estimated 22,000 objects in its collection, including 13 historic structures. The museum consists of two parts: indoor galleries, with permanent and changing exhibits that cover the period of early exploration through modern times; and outdoor interpretive areas, comprised of original and relocated historic structures that show the life and culture of the region. The museum's major themes are community life, military history and forestry.
Missoula Art Museum
The Missoula Art Museum’s exhibitions showcase diverse and thought-provoking work from local and international artists. In addition to caring for the Missoula County Art Collection, MAM’s diverse permanent collection is uniquely distinguished by its Contemporary American Indian Art Collection. MAM develops and hosts over 20 exhibitions annually and is home to quality educational programming including a diverse array of art classes, film screenings, literary readings, music events, artist lectures, exhibition tours, and social receptions. 406-728-0447, www.MissoulaArtMuseum.org
Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Children's Theatre is the largest touring children's theater program in the nation, sending 27 teams of actor/directors to more than 900 communities worldwide to stage productions with local children. MCT Inc. also provides a full season of community theater and local children's productions, and operates a performing arts summer camp at Flathead Lake, attended by more than 200 young people from around the world. MCT's summer series, "Broadway in the Rockies," brings professional theater to Missoula June through August. Performances are in the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.
Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
The Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale present five pairs of concerts annually and offer a variety of outreach activities. The Missoula Symphony Guild provides music scholarships, contributes to the orchestra, and sponsors educational and social events.
Missoula Youth Symphony
A 70- to 80-member group made up of students from Missoula and outlying high schools. A variety of local concerts are performed throughout the year. 406.728.2400
Montana Museum of Art and Culture
The Mission of the Montana Museum of Art & Culture is to actively engage The University of Montana community and a diverse public in the appreciation of arts and culture through collections stewardship, exhibits and programs that educate and enrich.
The Montana Repertory Theater.
The Rep is the professional theater company in residence at the University of Montana. It produces one or two mainstage shows a year, which tour the United States, as well as mini-shows and workshops as part of an educational outreach program. 406.243.5288.
Montana Transport Dance Company
Museum of Mountain Flying
The museum was established in 1993 to offer aviation-education programs, as well as to preserve the legends, lore and historical legacy of pilots and others whose pioneering aviation exploits helped bring America's Rocky Mountain West into the air age. The museum contains artifacts relevant to the history of mountain flying in the Rocky Mountains and several restored antique airplanes. 406.721.3644
Northern Rockies Heritage Center
A nonprofit organization housed in the historic district at Fort Missoula. Located on 16 acres of parkland in nine historic buildings. Provides a location for museums, educational and civic organizations and visitor centers. Office space and parade-grounds use offered to qualifying individuals and community groups. Lease space is currently available for nonprofit organizations. Indoor space also available for short-term meetings and events.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Visitor Center
The center features a world-record elk display, full mounts of grizzly bear, mountain lion, lynx, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, bison, a cow elk and her newborn calf and more. It also features a wildlife theater, art gallery and gift shop. Extended summer hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, from Memorial Day through Labor Day; the rest of the year, the doors are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Admission is free. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is an international, nonprofit wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. 406.523.4545
Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History
The museum promotes the commemoration and study of the U.S. armed forces, from the frontier period to the present, drawing upon a collection of military artifacts and documents. The museum is engaged in restoring the Fort's Great Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps building for use as a permanent headquarters; when completed, the complex will provide permanent exhibition outlets for the vehicle collection of the Northwest National Military Foundation and the rare World War I items of the National Doughboy Historical Society. The museum is now open year-round in Building T310, where it presents a variety of exhibits and programs on military history topics. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays during the fall and winter and noon to 5 p.m. seven days a week from June 1 through Labor Day. The museum welcomes contributions of military and home-front items as well as wartime memoirs.
Smokejumper Visitor Center
The Visitor Center features exhibits on wildland fire ecology and behavior, current wildland firefighting gear and several videos on smokejumping and aircraft in fighting wildland fire. Check out a reconstructed lookout tower, exhibits of men and women fighting wildfire, historical photos and artifacts and other displays in the center. The Visitor Center is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and five daily tours are available on the hour starting at 10 and 11 a.m., and 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Smokejumpers are trained here, and may lead your tour. 406.329.4934