We regret to announce that Montana Suzuki Institute 2022 has been cancelled. Check back here in January 2023 for information on future MSI events.

Our Place

About Missoula

Missoula is nestled in the Northern Rockies of Montana, surrounded by seven wilderness areas and at the confluence of three rivers. Known for its spectacular natural beauty, our vibrant community is Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000. Missoula is also a regional dining and shopping destination, featuring three shopping districts and an abundance of restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and breweries. Missoula is an arts and culture hub with a wide array of arts and entertainment events.

This year’s Institute classes and events will be held at the University of Montana Campus where students, families and faculty are able to take advantage of University room and board.


The UM campuses is located just minutes from Exit 105 off Interstate 90. Find map and driving directions to UM HERE.

Around Town

If you find yourself with a free evening or afternoon, or a free day in Missoula right before or after Institute, we encourage you to check out nearby restaurants and family activities.

*A full list of family activities is available HERE.


Missoula is an active city that abuts a national forest and boasts numerous recreation areas. You can kayak, raft or tube through downtown. You can take a challenging, or a relaxing, hike or mountain bike ride in 60,000 acres of wilderness minutes from the Institute’s home base. Missoula is also known for its blue-ribbon trout fishing (made famous by A River Runs Through It) and spectacular natural beauty. More information on Missoula activities is available HERE.