Montana Science Center to host a family event: Science Carnival on August 28th

Monday Jul. 12th, 2021

On Saturday, August 28th, Montana Science Center will host a family friendly event in their parking lot. The Science Carnival will be hosted at the Science Center, 2744 W. Main St., as a celebration of science and technology exploration at the Science Center. A new event this year, Science Carnival invites families to experience science up close through activities, experiments and on-stage shows. Bozeman companies, MSU student groups and local professionals will host booths like boat racing, giant bubbles, catapults and flying science. The afternoon’s festivities will also include food trucks, live music and an online auction to raise money for science education in our community. As a local non-profit providing unique, hands-on experiences for families with kids of all ages, the Montana Science Center relies on supporters to lower barriers to access to science and technology discovery through hands-on exhibits and experiences.

Montana Science Center has been welcoming guests five days a week all summer. They hope to open on Sundays starting in late July. Families with children of all ages can learn about science through play in their new facility. MSC invites families to take part in weekly programs like STEAM Saturdays, Parent Meet-Up and Open Air STEAM. Through programs like the high-tech makerspace, STEAMlab, and the Women in STEM Series, Montana Science Center has brought local professionals and talent to collaborate with students learning science through field trips, day camps, summer camps, preschool science and Family Science Days. “Families from all over the Gallatin Valley gather at the Science Center to spend time together learning something new, build something, or experience science during a hands-on activity,” says Executive Director, Abby Turner. “We invite anyone that wants to engage with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), to join us at one of our events.”

The Science Carnival is an exciting opportunity for family members to support science and technology education through play! This event will feature the many partnerships MSC maintains throughout the community in order to engage everyone in the shared discovery of science exploration. Families at the Science Carnival will find many fun activities, earn tickets for raffle prizes and get to discover something NEW about science! Tickets available on the MSC website at Science Carnival will run from 2pm - 7pm, with different times for families to come to keep crowd numbers manageable and safe. Join MSC for an exciting time!