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MOR Monstrous

January 23 – May 2, 2021

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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 one of the world's finest research and history museums. 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, regional 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, the museum is one of 1,083 museums to hold this distinction from the more than 35,000 museums nationwide. MOR participates in the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program and is on the Montana Dinosaur Trail.

Current Exhibitions

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

Savage Ancient Seas Fossil
Savage Ancient Seas

Current Exhibit, Changing Exhibit

Move over, dinosaurs! Massive marine monsters have emerged in the changing exhibit, Savage Ancient Seas. Dive into...

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Montana's T. rex. at Museum of the Rockies.
Siebel Dinosaur Complex

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is a center of active research and exploration into the...

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The full-size bison next to a map of Yellowstone National Park.
Welcome to Yellowstone Country

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

The Robert L. Gardner Gallery is home to our Welcome to Yellowstone Country exhibit. This...

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Selis (Salish) couple at pow wow, St. Ignatius, MT, ca. 1915.
Enduring Peoples

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

This exhibition examines the lifeways of American Indians living on the Northern Plains and near the...

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The Olds Touring Car next to the 1930s house in the Paugh History Hall.
Paugh History Hall

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

The museum’s history hall shares the compelling stories that connect us with the Northern Rocky...

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A full view of bronze T. rex sculpture Big Mike located in front of the museum.
Big Mike

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

A bronze statue of MOR 555, a Tyrannosaurus rex, discovered in 1988 by Kathy Wankel, greets...

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FEATURED EVENTS

Jan 26
Tours for Tots: Winter Animal Adaptations

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Jan 28
Tours for Tots: Winter Animal Adaptations

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Feb 2
Smithsonian Lecture: Race and Place: Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia

View Smithsonian Lecture: Race and Place: Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia

Feb 9
Tours for Tots: Savage Ancient Seas

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Feb 11
Tours for Tots: Savage Ancient Seas

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Feb 16
Smithsonian Lecture: Essential Workers: Prestige Versus Pay

View Smithsonian Lecture: Essential Workers: Prestige Versus Pay

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