Learning is a lifelong endeavor! We are constantly finding new material to investigate, new clues to places, people, and events that are integral to the story of Billings, Montana. Our mission has always been “to inspire, to educate, and to facilitate historic and cultural preservation activities for our community and for future generations.” Students and teachers in all sectors and levels are essential to keeping that mission alive for years to come.
We support teachers by offering fun and engaging programs for students that meet common core standards.
Educational Programs and Activities
Ask our Education Director about these programs and more at email@example.com.
Entering the Moss Mansion is like stepping back in time to the turn of the 20th century, giving context to classroom studies and inspiring conversations about life before television, cars, and refrigeration. Tours are $5 per student, teacher, or chaperone and can be organized for any number of students by contacting our Education Director.
Virtual Classroom (via Zoom or Webex)
Bring the museum into your classroom remotely to discuss specific subjects in the context of the Moss Mansion via Zoom or Webex. Class sizes of 1-35 will be able to discuss a wide variety of history subjects found in our Suitcase Program with a museum educator. This can be incorporated into the mobile suitcase experience or used separately.
Moss Mobile Traveling Suitcase Program
Extend the museum experience to your classroom with a suitcase full of engaging materials based on the history of the Moss family, Billings, and Montana. Our themed suitcases coordinate with MT/WY common core standards (see link above) and will provide your class with historic samples from a prominent family of Billings from the early 1900’s.
Billings Youth Volunteer Program
Our award-winning program provides an opportunity for local students to learn about the inner workings of a museum and how history impacts life today. Middle-school aged students learn how museums engage guests, prepare exhibits, and preserve history to share with everyone. Applications are welcome each April to early June for this summer-time program in partnership with the Western Heritage Center.
Fun For Students and Families
Our popular week-long and day camps mix history and STEM activities with imagination, exploration, and other popular themes. Registration opens in early April for June, July, and August sessions. Watch the online calendar for dates and a link for registration.
Exploring the museum in search of cleverly hidden objects is a ton of fun for kids (and adults too)! Each season we integrate an I-spy game that families and kids can play while touring the mansion. From tiny paper flowers to wee bunnies to small tea pots, guests can search for items in every room. Find them all and take home a prize from our treasure chest!
Education Corner for Kids
We believe that making history accessible and fun for kids will inspire the next generation of preservation-oriented community leaders. Our Education Corner, located near the admission area, gives kids an opportunity to explore history through hands-on objects from our educational collection plus engage in other craft-based activities. Stopping by the Education Corner is a great way to start or end your Moss Mansion experience!
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