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Museum hours, events, programs, and visitation policies are subject to change at any time.

MUSEUM HOURS
Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (See exceptions below.)

  • The museum is open year-round except for five days. We will be closed on January 1, October 12-13, November 25, and December 25. The museum will close at 3 p.m. on December 24. Days that the museum is open and our hours of operation are subject to change throughout the year.
  • Museum Store, Taylor Planetarium, and Explore Yellowstone operate at different hours than the main museum. Please read about them on the Plan Your Visit page.

About MOR

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a college-level division of Montana State University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and a repository for state and federal fossils. MOR is recognized as a world-class cultural and natural history museum and research facility.  It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the fully-mounted Montana's T. rex skeleton!

MOR delights members and visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, cultural and natural history exhibits, planetarium shows, educational programs and camps, insightful lectures, benefit events, and a museum store.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, MOR is one of 1,096 museums to hold this distinction from estimated 33,000 museums nationwide. The museum is also a member of The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program and the Montana Dinosaur Trail.

Image Photo Credits Clockwise from Right:

  • Sacred Under the Cliff of Yellowstone by Ben Pease
  • War shield (ishbinnaache) made and owned by Spotted Tail. Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.
  • Lance case (baaaliássee) from a set of beaded horse regalia by Lydia Falls Down. Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.
  • A celebration shirt (baleiíttaashtee) is also known as a war shirt. Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.
  • Wherein Lies the Beauty of Life by Ben Pease.
  • War shield (ishbinnaache). Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.

FEATURED EVENTS

Sep 29

Cosmos & Coffee: A New Member-only Series of Events

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Oct 5

MOR’s Presenting Prehistory Lecture Series: "Why are Birds the Only Modern Dinosaurs?"

View MOR’s Presenting Prehistory Lecture Series: "Why are Birds the Only Modern Dinosaurs?"

Oct 12

Evening at the Museum: Fire & Ice

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Oct 13

Evening at the Museum: Fire & Ice

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Oct 21

Haunted Mountain Theater Performances
(all day)

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Oct 22

Haunted Mountain Theater Performances
(all day)

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Oct 22

"The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" Exhibition Opens

View "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" Exhibition Opens

Oct 23

Haunted Mountain Theater Performances
(all day)

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Oct 28

Haunted Mountain Theater Performances
(all day)

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Oct 29

Haunted Mountain Theater Performances
(all day)

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Oct 29

Family Grossology Halloween Party

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Oct 30

Haunted Mountain Theater Performances
(all day)

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Nov 2

MOR’s Presenting Prehistory Lecture Series: "See You Later Alligator: Fossil Crocodiles of Cretaceous Montana"

View MOR’s Presenting Prehistory Lecture Series: "See You Later Alligator: Fossil Crocodiles of Cretaceous Montana"

Nov 12

Explore MOR: Birds and Brews

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Dec 7

MOR’s Presenting Prehistory Lecture Series: "Patagonian Paleobotany: Using Leaf Fossils to Understand Paleogeography"

View MOR’s Presenting Prehistory Lecture Series: "Patagonian Paleobotany: Using Leaf Fossils to Understand Paleogeography"

Gift a Year of Experiences

Share all that you love about MOR with your friends and family! With a gift membership, you can experience our exhibits, programs, and classes together. MOR members can also be used at over 360 museums worldwide through the ASTC Travel Passport Program. So, share the joy and give a gift that lasts all year long.

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Collage of Thomas D. Mangelsen's Catch of the Day photo, siblings playing a butterfly game in a past exhibit, a toddler, held by their mom glides on a large replica butterfly.

Gift a Year of Experiences

Share all that you love about MOR with your friends and family! With a gift membership, you can experience our exhibits, programs, and classes together. MOR members can also be used at over 360 museums worldwide through the ASTC Travel Passport Program. So, share the joy and give a gift that lasts all year long.

View Gift a Year of Experiences