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Your support provides Montana children with access to hands-on science education.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Thank you for participating in our 8th annual Big Night Fundraiser!

Big Night supports spectrUM's Science for All Fund, providing barrier-free access to science for children and families in Missoula and across the state.

Every dollar raised supports our Science for All fund which enables spectrUM to provide totally free admission to our award-winning science museum, bring our Science on Wheels, spectrUM's traveling science museum, to rural and tribal communities across Montana, and so much more. Thank you to all who have generously donated and bid on auction items.

There is still time to donate to show your support!


Help spectrUM by becoming a champion!

Your individual fundraising page allows you to share your story and set a goal. The funds you raise help make Science for All a reality!

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Jessie Herbert-Meny      Logan Castor Parson    Dale Olinger    Reed Humphrey    Nathalie Wolfram

       Jessie                           Logan                          Dale                         Reed                         Nathalie

$25,000 Goal


Total Raised

Our Impact

Your support is crucial to spectrUM's efforts to provide barrier-free access to hands-on science education. Big Night raises funds to support:

  • Reopening EmPower Place at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, providing enriching learning opportunities for families experiencing food insecurity.
  • Providing totally free admission to our award-winning science museum, which has expanded its hours to be open 40 hours a week for all
  • Science on Wheels, a traveling science museum that reaches rural and tribal communities across the state of Montana.
  • Free field trips and bus transport for Title 1 schools in Missoula and our neighboring communities.
  • Scholarships for students to access spectrUM's summer camps.
  • "Science Bytes" on the Flathead Reservation, embedding hands-on science at free summer meal sites.
  • The Bitterroot Summer of Science, which brings free STEM programming to communities throughout Ravalli County.

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spectrUM Discovery Area
Sara Bunton


Missoula Public Library, East Main Street, Missoula, MT, USA

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