Thanks to our sponsor Opportunity Bank of Montana! Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, TDS Telecom! Thanks to Blue Mountain Observatory for their support. Thank you to the Butterfly House and Insectarium for their support! Thank you to our In-Kind Donors!

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Auction Items Coming Soon!


The Galactic Gala - Philanthropy is Stellar!

5:00 pm - VIP Planetarium Pre-Party at the Payne Native American Building

6:00 pm - Out of this World Cocktail Hour: Featuring Music, Space Science, Costume Contest, Cocktails, and Delicious Bites

7:45 pm - Program and Live Auction Begins with Seated Fruit and Cheese Course, and Dessert

8:30 pm - Silent Auction Closes

9:00 pm - A Toast to Science for All and Head to the After Party

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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.

Join us for our 11th annual Big Night Fundraiser on September 28

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

  • Providing totally free admission to our award-winning science museum.
  • EmPower Place at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, providing enriching learning opportunities for families experiencing food insecurity.
  • 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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