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LOCAL OFFERS: Museums, Music, Movies and More for AARP Members/Guests!

Posted on 01/16/19

Helena features some great museums and theatres as well as other cultural and sporting events. We’re working with organizations statewide, to bring local offers on cultural events to AARP members and their guests throughout 2019.

Special Discounts on Membership at ExplorationWorks

ExplorationWorks is a science museum in Helena that offers hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) exhibits, programs, workshops, classes, and camps for kids and families, as well as school and community groups.

From its beginning, ExplorationWorks has been a nonprofit, volunteer-driven, collaborative and grassroots effort. Since opening its doors in 2007, it has become a destination for local community members and tourists from across the country, and beyond.  The 13,000 square foot facility houses three levels of exhibit, classroom and community space, a fabrication shop, and administrative space.

WHAT: Membership discounts for AARP members of $10 off an annual Family Membership normally priced at $85 or Grandparent Membership normally priced at $100.

ExplorationWorks Members enjoy the following:

  • Unlimited FREE admission for a year
  • Reciprocal admission to over 250 Science Centers in North America through the Association of Science Technology Centers Passport Program – Including The Montana Natural History Center in Missoula, the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman and the spectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula.
  • Discounts on classes, programs, and birthday parties
  • FREE admission to Saturday & Sunday TinkerLabs
  • FREE admission to Early Explorers preschool activities offered 4 days a week!
  • Announcements of upcoming camps and programs

WHEN: January 27, 2019 – January 27, 20

HOW TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT: AARP members and guests can access the discount by calling ExplorationWorks at 406-457-1800, Ext 1, or in-person at ExplorationWorks.

WHERE: ExplorationWorks, 995 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601.

Special Discounts on Membership at The Myrna Loy Center

When the old Lewis and Clark County Jail, built in 1894, closed in 1985, the entire Helena community helped transform the historic granite jailhouse into a vibrant arts center. They named the new center after actress Myrna Loy, who grew up in Helena.

Today The Myrna Loy Center is known nationwide as one of the most remarkable small arts organizations in the rural West. The center provides arts education experiences to thousands of students each year; hosts special community recitals and workshops; provides grants to working Montana artists; celebrates and supports Montana filmmakers, artists, musicians, and performers; and presents world-class performances that otherwise might not be seen outside a major metropolitan area. The center also shows first-run films each night—many of them Oscar and Golden Globe winners.

WHAT: AARP members and guests get a $10 discount off an annual membership normally priced at $60. In addition to supporting the local non-profit performing arts center, members will receive two of the Center’s ever-popular free popcorn tickets.

WHEN: January 15, 2019 – January 1, 2021

HOW TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT: AARP members can access the discount online at Select “Other” under “Donation Information” and fill in $50 as the donation amount. Fill in “FUN50” under “Company Name” in Contact Information.

WHERE: 15 North Ewing Street, Helena, MT 59601, (406) 443-0287

Stay tuned — more local discount offerings coming soon!


This story is provided by AARP Montana. Visit the AARP Montana page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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