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We look forward to welcoming you to Museum of the Rockies and providing you with an enriching and memorable experience.

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) welcomes members and visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering a captivating experience for all. However, it is important to note that there are exceptions to these hours.

MOR remains open throughout the year except for a few select days. Please be aware that the museum will close annually on January 1, November 25, and December 25. The museum will close at 3 p.m. on December 24. It is advisable to plan your visit accordingly and confirm the museum's availability on specific dates, as the days the museum is open and its hours of operation may be subject to change throughout the year.

In addition to the main museum, MOR encompasses other exciting attractions such as the Museum Store, Taylor Planetarium, Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center and the seasonal outdoor Living History Farm. These venues operate at different hours than the main museum.

For detailed information regarding their operating hours, we recommend visiting the Plan Your Visit page, where you will find comprehensive information to plan your visit.

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About MOR

Museum of the Rockies is a distinguished cultural and natural history institution situated in Bozeman, Montana. The museum operates as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a college-level division of Montana State University. The museum proudly carries the distinction of being a Smithsonian Affiliate and serves as a vital repository for state and federal fossils.

Renowned worldwide, MOR is hailed as a premier destination for those seeking an immersive experience in the cultural and natural history of the Northern Rocky Mountain region. Its remarkable collection of dinosaur fossils, including the fully-mounted Montana's T. rex skeleton, stands as a testament to its status as a leading institution in paleontological research and exhibition.

MOR captivates both members and visitors with its ever-changing exhibits that showcase treasures from around the globe. The museum's diverse displays showcase a wide range of topics, encompassing cultural artifacts and illuminating natural history specimens. Complementing these exhibits, MOR hosts captivating planetarium shows, engaging educational programs and camps, enlightening lectures, charitable benefit events, and a well-curated museum store.

Read the museum's Statement on Diversity. Read the museum's Land Acknowledgment Statement.

The American Alliance of Museums has bestowed accreditation upon MOR, recognizing its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence. Among an estimated 33,000 museums nationwide, MOR is one of the privileged 1,106 institutions to hold this prestigious distinction. Additionally, the museum proudly participates in the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program, fostering collaborations and enriching experiences for its members. MOR also engages with the partners along the Montana Dinosaur Trail, a collective effort to showcase the state's rich paleontological heritage.

Current Exhibitions

MOR brings the world to Montana and shares Montana with the world with our changing, regional, cultural, and natural history exhibits.

FEATURED EVENTS

Feb 24

Montana Day: Free Admission to MOR

View Montana Day: Free Admission to MOR

Mar 13

Inclusive Imagination: A Neurodivergent Sensory-friendly Event

View Inclusive Imagination: A Neurodivergent Sensory-friendly Event

Mar 15

Stop, Drop, and Draw: Bison

View Stop, Drop, and Draw: Bison

Apr 6

Stop, Drop, and Draw: Bison

View Stop, Drop, and Draw: Bison

Apr 12

Dinosaurs and MOR! Festival
(all day)

View Dinosaurs and MOR! Festival

Jun 26

Taste of the Rockies

View Taste of the Rockies

Pour and Roar: Raptors and Romance

Bring a friend, a date, or yourself for our annual prehistoric Valentine’s date night evening at Museum of the Rockies. We all know about the birds and the bees, but have you ever wondered about evidence for reproduction in the fossil record? Sink your teeth into appetizers and wine, learn about fossil fornication in a spicy lecture from PBS EONS host Kallie Moore; compete in a silly scavenger hunt for prizes, make friendship bracelets, and laugh your tail off in a salacious comedy experience with local comedians, Sam Chronowski and Jack Wickum. End the evening with a special star show in the Taylor Planetarium. Don’t miss this unique night!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

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

Pour and Roar: Raptors and Romance

Bring a friend, a date, or yourself for our annual prehistoric Valentine’s date night evening at Museum of the Rockies. We all know about the birds and the bees, but have you ever wondered about evidence for reproduction in the fossil record? Sink your teeth into appetizers and wine, learn about fossil fornication in a spicy lecture from PBS EONS host Kallie Moore; compete in a silly scavenger hunt for prizes, make friendship bracelets, and laugh your tail off in a salacious comedy experience with local comedians, Sam Chronowski and Jack Wickum. End the evening with a special star show in the Taylor Planetarium. Don’t miss this unique night!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

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