Bozeman Fish Technology Center
Mountain-Prairie Region


Bozeman Fish Technology Public Information (Photos left to right) MOSS children hiking, MOSS float


Visit Us

Many visitors come to tour the Bozeman Fish Technology Center (BFTC) to see the fish and experience the diverse natural setting. Children enjoy feeding the trout in the pond, while nature enthusiasts enjoy the incredible outdoor setting along Bridger Creek and adjacent to the Gallatin National Forest by walking the nature trails. Whether to view birds, paint, picnic, or feed the fish, the BFTC receives more than 5,000 visitors each year. For your safety and for the benefit of the BFTC's research programs, please respect signs and facility access limitations.


Business Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Public Events

2012 Watershed Festival
Join Montana Outdoor Science School and the Bozeman Fish Technology Center as we celebrate the 14th annual Watershed Festival! A free, fun-filled event for people of all ages, the festival brings together local schools, lecturers, non-profit organizations, and other exhibitors to promote healthy watersheds and fisheries, and to explore our impact on local lands and water through dynamic, hands-on activities and science-based educational experiences. The festival will also celebrate the Bozeman Fish Technology Center's Fishing Derby! For more details, please see!

Other events:
Bridger Raptor Fest
Sweet Pea Festival Two children with leaves over their face_Photo provided by MOSS


MOSS Program Offerings

  • Signature Summer Camp Series—feature K-12 camps for all ages!
  • Classroom Programs: Science-in-Residency and Enhancing Scientific Literacy
  • Adventures in Winter Ecology
  • PIR Partnership Days
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • Adult and Family Programming

Make-A-Splash Day is a national water education and awareness day locally coordinated by MOSS, which educates 4th graders in the community about the aquatic environment.  Students play games, take a tour of the fish culture facilities and participates in activities to learn about aquatic education.

Use of Conference Room and Grounds

The public can reserve use of the Conference Room and grounds for private functions.  Reservations are scheduled through the Montana Outdoor Science School. To obtain a copy of use guidelines or inquire about availability, contact the Montana Outdoor Science School at (406) 582-0526 or send an email to Please plan reservations at least one month in advance.


National Public Trails Day and National Public Lands

These days are the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer efforts to improve and enhance the public trails and lands that Americans enjoy. In 2005, nationwide, nearly 90,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants.  In the Bozeman Area, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, Montana Conservation Corp, MOSS, Circle K International, Center staff and community volunteers come together in June and September to remove invasive weeds along Bridger Creek and improve the Center’s trail system.

Volunteer logo

The Center is developing a volunteer program with MOSS to provide community service at the Center. Work ranges from grounds, trails and fish culture, to giving tours and working with the Friends of the Center.  If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to get involved, please call (406) 994-9952 or go to