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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 2 p.m. on May 27 and 3 p.m. on December 24. Days that the museum is open and our hours of operation are subject to change throughout the year.

In light of declining numbers of new and active cases in Gallatin County, and the following direction from the Montana Commissioner of Higher Education to phase out COVID-19 restrictions, starting Monday, Feb. 14, face masks will be recommended, but not required, for all over the age of two (2).

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 1,095 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

May 28

"Apsáalooke Women and Warriors" Exhibit Opens to the Public

View "Apsáalooke Women and Warriors" Exhibit Opens to the Public

May 30

Living History Farm Opens for the Summer

View Living History Farm Opens for the Summer

Jun 23

Taste of the Rockies

View Taste of the Rockies

Oct 12

Evening at the Museum: Fire & Ice

View Evening at the Museum: Fire & Ice

Oct 13

Evening at the Museum: Fire & Ice

View Evening at the Museum: Fire & Ice

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