Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Bozeman

THE 10 BEST Indoor Things to Do in Bozeman on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Bozeman

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  • Gethin683
    Cardiff, UK189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a pleasure to visit a museum which was accessible to all levels, child and adult without exhibits being dumbed down and visitors being patronised. (Eg: how do you think dinosaurs felt?).
    The outstanding exhibition was highly educational for example in describing the various stages of earth’s evolution and with an interesting machine showing the amount of time each geological aeon lasted. This was fun for kids. The information itself clearly explained how life evolved and how thermo-Phillip micro organisms released oxygen as an by product of photosynthesis over about 3 billion years completely altering the earth’s atmosphere.
    A clear exposition of the scientific method: observation, hypothesis, testing and theory would be a useful addition to nearly all the museums I have visited and it was there!
    The outstanding section and collection of dinosaur fossils was enhanced, for example by a short video explaining how growth rings in bone can be measured to estimate age and how bone circumference can be used to estimate the weight of adult dinosaurs (as much as 8,000 Kg).
    It was particularly interesting and encouraging to see scientific paper references for the more academic visitors.
    I liked the sponsors being acknowledged as caring and feeding a skeleton!
    Areas for children seemed popular and a room of mythical creatures surely encouraged younger persons engagement
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • LeiTodd
    Moravia, IA25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I didn’t expect to enjoy this museum as much as I did! I did not expect much since it was located on the MSU campus and looked like it was in an office building. It was packed full of interesting facts and incredible artifacts. It included electricity, computers and AI. Due to arriving late in the afternoon, we only had just over an hour to roam through; however, we could have used more time. It was well worth the time.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, DC24,906 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Downtown Bozeman centers around Main Street going about a block North and a block South. It is full of shops, stores and restaurants. I’m staying at a hotel not far off the main drag and it is in easy walking distance. I visited several shops, went to one of the restaurants and scoped out places to eat for the rest of my visit. I’m planning to visit a few more shops as time permits. Definitely the place to be.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Colleen
    Belfast, UK369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like museums and you’ll be spending any length of time in the Bozeman area, I highly recommend checking this place out.

    It might not look like much from the outside, but there are tons of interesting things to see and read about once you step inside.

    You don’t have to be from the area to apprecaite the effort being put in to preserve and display the region’s local history. My visit here was truly pleasant.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • LeiTodd
    Moravia, IA25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and good service. They offered tastings however there is not a lot that goes with their story or so it seems. They offer several different spirits from whiskey, vodka, MT style tequila (yes I know you cannot call it Tequila and they don’t!), and gin. They have several infused spirits that are unique to the area. If I visit a distillery I like to learn about them and where their products come from, not the case here. It didn’t stop me from sampling and purchasing though 😁
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Pam
    Nantucket, MA17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The library is in the middle of construction but services did not seem to be affected very much. I love the coffee shop and used book area.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • ccsfamily
    Geneva, IL317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The theater was having a “yard” sale in the back of the theater the day we flew into Bozeman. Since we love exploring, we took time to walk around the alley to go to the sale. We had a wonderful visit with the people who helped restore this old theater. My hometown recently restored an old movie theater so it was great to see this happening in other parts of the U.S.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Jenae
    Bozeman, MT41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have a chance to attend the opera, symphony or ballet here you will be absolutely amazed by the intimacy of this venue. It is lovely to behold and even more lovely to partake of the performances here.
    Written 2 July 2019
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  • ChiByakko
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have an ASTC museum membership that allows us to visit science and children's museums for free when we travel, so we stopped here on our trip, thinking it was just a place to get out of the car for an hour. Boy were we surprised!
    This was one of the best museums we have seen for its small size (and we visit a lot of museums). It is mainly one big room, with a loft for additional materials, but what they fit into that space is just wonderful. They had a great area for building vehicles that kids could roll around in, information and activities related to ecology and environmental design, a small area about animals and plants, plenty of light and physics displays, and upstairs in the loft was a great computer lab for activities in Minecraft and 3D printing. Our kids are on the older side (age 9 and 11) and they had a blast with everything.
    Beyond the space and activities being lovely, the people were even better. They were all helpful, friendly, and welcoming. Because our 3D printed project broke the first time in the printing machine, they even sent a re-do in the mail! Way above and beyond any of our expectations, and it made our day!! We just love this place and wish it were closer to home, because we would go all the time!
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Andra L
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun drink options. Cute venue. Farther away from downtown, close to Four Corners which I like as it’s easier to park etc.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • Joseph D
    Scottsdale, AZ19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely shop, and what made today's visit especially so was the exceptional customer care & enthusiasm received from Ezra. It is rare these days to find someone so knowledgeable & helpful. I made my first purchase today (there will be others) and I couldn't be happier with my experience.

    kind regards,
    Joe
    Written 29 July 2023
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  • Christina H
    Bozeman, MT5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mall is a nice option in the winter for indoor activity. Games for kids and basic food court keeps the kids entertained. The Bay restaurant is a nice option if you want a little something more than the basic food court. Shops are fun to browse through. I heard someone say it was the largest indoor carpeted mall in America. I wouldn’t be surprised.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • gringatx
    McKinney, TX482 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here to spend an afternoon after hiking in the morning and just kind of take a rest day during our busy traveling vacation. It looks a little bit shady when you drive up. But once you get inside, it's okay. They have several pools inside and locker rooms to change, as well as lockers that you pay 50 cents to store your items in. they have a coin changer there in the front area to get quarters.

    They also have some outdoor pools that are actually nicer. And they look like they are newer in the outdoor section. all of the pools are at different temperature, and they have them written down on a big board by the ladies' locker room at the front. it would be nice if they had a board in front of each pool telling you the temperature because you don't really know which one is which. they also have towels available, and you can get as many as you need. There's also a sauna and steam room. We enjoyed the steam room a lot.

    This is a very relaxing place, and being on a week day there were not many people here. I really enjoyed this.
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • Anika G
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best climbing gyms I’ve personally been to!! This gym is huge compared to most of the climbing gyms I’ve been to. Great fun.
    Written 12 August 2023
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  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, DC24,906 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was intrigued when I found this shop listed on Trip Advisor, so I made a point to pop in. They have a wall full of different types of honey from all over the country and you can taste them to see which kind you’d like to get. I tried all three of the Montana honeys. The clover was just like the standard honey you can buy in the grocery store. The star thistle was very sweet, even for me who loves sugar. Now the wild flower honey was different and amazing. It was woodsy and floral. I liked it so much I got three bottles of it (one for me and two for gifts). It’s just on Main Street and worth the visit.
    Written 15 April 2024
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