Summit Nature Center

Hours & Dates

June 15 – September 2, 2019


Located on the lower level of the Summit House.

Operated and staffed by the Flathead National Forest, the Summit Nature Center is a must do for families at the summit. Come learn about our forest and its local flora and fauna! Interactive games and exhibits make it fun to discover how to identify plants, trees and animal tracks and scat. Children ages 7-12 are invited to become Junior Forest Rangers – it’s free, it’s fun and includes an official badge and certificate. There’s also a coloring station for the little ones.

Families are encouraged to borrow an Outdoor Adventure Pack from the Nature Center and explore the outdoors. The pack contains field guides and materials to help families learn together in a fun and informal setting.

In the winter season, kids can sign up to be a Junior Snow Ranger and learn about where animals go in the winter, snow safety and other fun activities.

Discovery Walks

Free discovery walks are offered daily from July 7 – August 18. The walks are twice daily at 11am & 3pm and take 20-30 minutes and are led by a Forest Service naturalist.

Call 406-862-1972 for more information.