ExplorationWorks! Science Center
ExplorationWorks! Science Center is a science and technology museum housed in the Great Northern Town Center in Helena, Montana. Its mission is to promote scientific literacy for the 21st century. It achieves this through its interactive, hands-on exhibits, educational programs, outreach efforts, and partnerships with schools and organizations in the city. The center offers summer camps, after school programming, and adult and senior programming. In addition to science and technology, the center also explores the social sciences and cultures. It has been a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers since 2002.
Backstory and Context
The center started out as an informal community learning center and gathering place called CommunityWorks, Inc. in 2000. Planning for the new museum took place from 2000-2007.