Plan Your Visit

MOR Art & Engineering

Changing Exhibits Open Saturday

We look forward to your visit!

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

MUSEUM HOURS
Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The 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. 

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.

Given the elevated rate of transmission of COVID-19 and its variants in our community, Montana State University and MOR recommend that all individuals over the age of two- vaccinated or not - wear face masks or coverings indoors on campus.

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 the more than 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.

Current Exhibitions

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

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

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

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

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EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

Current Exhibits, Changing Exhibits

EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss consists of a global coalition of artists and creators...

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

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

Based on the science of Yellowstone National Park and geared towards infants through children up...

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

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

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 Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

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 Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

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 Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

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

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FEATURED EVENTS

Jan 21

Members-only New Exhibition Preview

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Jan 22

Human Plus exhibit opens to the public

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Jan 22

LUSTER exhibit opens to the public

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Jan 24

Tours for Tots: Cool Cars

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Feb 2

Presenting Prehistory: A Paleontology Lecture Series

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Feb 19

Pour and Roar: Raptors & Romance

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Mar 2

Presenting Prehistory: A Paleontology Lecture Series

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Apr 2

Dinosaurs and MOR Family Day

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Apr 6

Presenting Prehistory: A Paleontology Lecture Series

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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