Students and Teachers

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.

MT/WYO Common Core Standards

Educational Programs and Activities

Ask our Education Director about these programs and more at

School tours

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 Volunteer and Tour Coordinator at

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.

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Fun For Students and Families

Summer Camps

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.

Seasonal I-spy

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.

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 our house scavenger hunt. Stopping by the Education Corner is a great way to start or end your Moss Mansion experience!


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