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MOR World-class Museum

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Open year-round

Please Visit Museum of the Rockies Safely 

  • Face Mask RequirementAll guests are required to bring and wear a face mask or face covering that covers your nose and mouth at all times. This face mask requirement is supported by guidance from the Board of Regents of the Montana University System and the Gallatin City-County Board of Health's mask requirement. Children under the age of five (5) and those who cannot physically remove a face covering without assistance, or those who have requested and received a necessary accommodation are not required to wear a face covering. However, all children between the ages of two and four are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
  • Make A Reservation: We have limited daily admission capacity due to COVID-19 directives from the Gallatin City-County Health Department. Visitation tends to spike around weekends, holidays, and exhibit openings. Walk-in visitors and members are welcome as long as the museum has not reached its daily capacity limit. To guarantee access to the museum on a specific day, please make a reservation.
  • The Taylor Planetarium has limited show capacity in order to maintain social distancing protocols.
  • Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center is available on certain dates & times. Members are strongly encouraged to make reservations via this link. Non-members and those without reservations may be admitted during open sessions on a first-come-first-serve basis until capacity is reached.
  • Learn more 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 one of the world's finest research and natutral 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, MOR is one of 1,083 museums to hold this distinction from the more than 35,000 museums nationwide. The museum is also a member of The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program and the Montana Dinosaur Trail.


Current Exhibitions

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

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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A hand-made Bobcat made from recycled materials.
Explore Yellowstone

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

Welcome back to the Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children’s Discovery Center for special visitation times...

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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

Big Mike is a bronze statue replica of MOR 555, a Tyrannosaurus rex, discovered in 1988 by...

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FEATURED EVENTS

May 28
Virtual Members-only Vikings Exhibition Preview

View Virtual Members-only Vikings Exhibition Preview

May 29
"The Vikings Begin" Exhibit Opens to the Public

View "The Vikings Begin" Exhibit Opens to the Public

May 29
Museum Summer Hours Begin Today | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

View Museum Summer Hours Begin Today | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 29
Living History Farm Opens Today | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

View Living History Farm Opens Today | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jul 8
Taste of the Rockies

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Sep 16
Evening at the Museum: Under the Stars, Guided by the Stars, With the Stars

View Evening at the Museum: Under the Stars, Guided by the Stars, With the Stars

Sep 17
Evening at the Museum: Under the Stars, Guided by the Stars, With the Stars

View Evening at the Museum: Under the Stars, Guided by the Stars, With the Stars

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