Bozeman Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Angie Ripple  |   Monday Mar. 15th, 2021

March is many things, the month of my birth, St. Patricks Day and the beginning of spring, but before spring it's Spring Break. If you aren’t taking a big trip to a far off place, you’ll be looking for some adventure in town so I’ve recycled this list of staycation ideas for any Bozemanite from a few years ago and updated it for Covid:

1. Visit a Museum
Bozeman has one of the greatest museum’s in the Rocky Mountains, the Museum of the Rockies [600 W Kagy Blvd]. MOR’s newest exhibit Savage Ancient Seas Exhibit, move over dinosaurs! Massive marine monsters have emerged from the sea to engage visitors. The MOR is open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Walk-in visitors and members are welcome as long as the museum has not reached its daily capacity limit, reservations are available, and mask are required.

Sorry, but The Gallatin History Museum [317 W Main St] is currently closed. Look for them to open back up this summer with many new exhibits!

For kids 10 and under the Montana Science Center [2744 W Main St] will keep the kids entertained, and teach them something too. The number of visitors is currently limited to 25 people at one time, schedule your visit and/or check on space available in Spring Break Camp is available at

The American Computer & Robotics Museum [2023 Stadium Drive] is the world’s oldest continually operating museum dedicated to the history of the information Age. Closed on Mondays.

Save a little dough and check out an Explore Bozeman pass with your library card at or visit the Information Desk at the Bozeman Public Library. Must be 18+.

2. Go For a Hike
We’ve got two Top 10 Hikes Around Bozeman lists for you on our website, from 1.6 to many, many miles, we’ve got you covered. Just starting out with an easy meander, hit the Gallagator Trail easy to access and a cool way to check out Bozeman. Drinking Horse Trail & the M trail are a great way to get a good look at Bozeman from above and not too difficult a hike. South Cottonwood Creek Trail is great for hikers and mountain bikers. Hiking is always free and refreshing!

3. Go Skiing or Skating
An obvious choice for local spring breakers is a trip to Bridger Bowl and/or Big Sky Resort. March is a great time to get some spring turns in!

Both Haynes Pavilion and Ressler Motors Ice Rink at the Ice Barn [901 N. Black Ave] are available to rent for special events, subject to availability, visit for availability.

4. Get Downtown
Downtown Bozeman has plenty of eye candy (window displays), go for a stroll and see what you find. Stop into an art gallery, retail store, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and shop until you drop. Take a pic at one of Bozeman's many outdoor art displays and save your memories forever.

5. Jump
Need to get the kids out and bouncing? Try Jump Time! Multiple adventures await, including battle beam, Storm Castle Tour, Slam Dunk Basketball, Ninja Warrior course, climbing wall and much more!

6. Get Creative
Arts on Fire is a locally owned Paint Your own Pottery Studio! You paint it, they fire it, which can take 7-10 days. Kids and adults are welcome & no reservations needed.

Whatever you choose for Spring Break we hope it’s awesome and safe, and be sure to check out our Events Calendar with all the up to date info for fun stuff anytime:

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