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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, October 9 - 10, 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

Apr 14

Paleo Lecture Series | Dinosaurs and MOR!

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Apr 14

Happy Hatchling Dino Party | Dinosaurs and MOR!

View Happy Hatchling Dino Party | Dinosaurs and MOR!

Apr 14

Family Weekend | Dinosaurs and MOR!

View Family Weekend | Dinosaurs and MOR!

Apr 14

Prehistoric Preschooler Playdate | Dinosaurs and MOR!

View Prehistoric Preschooler Playdate | Dinosaurs and MOR!

Apr 14

Drawing Megalodon with Ted Rechlin | Dinosaurs and MOR!

View Drawing Megalodon with Ted Rechlin | Dinosaurs and MOR!

Apr 14

Dinosaur Puppet Workshop | Dinosaurs and MOR!

View Dinosaur Puppet Workshop | Dinosaurs and MOR!

Apr 26

Bear Aware with FWP

View Bear Aware with FWP

May 2

MOR’s Presenting Prehistory: Digital Dinosaurs with Michael Serio

View MOR’s Presenting Prehistory: Digital Dinosaurs with Michael Serio

May 3

Virtual Fossil Fridays

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May 9

A Member-only Series of Events: Cosmos & Coffee

View A Member-only Series of Events: Cosmos & Coffee

May 10

Virtual Fossil Fridays

View Virtual Fossil Fridays

May 10

A Member-only Series of Events: Cosmos & Cookies

View A Member-only Series of Events: Cosmos & Cookies

May 17

Virtual Fossil Fridays

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May 23

Member’s Annual Meeting

View Member’s Annual Meeting

May 23

Member-only Mythic Creatures Exhibition Opening 5:30

View Member-only Mythic Creatures Exhibition Opening 5:30

May 23

Member-only Mythic Creatures Exhibition Opening 6:30

View Member-only Mythic Creatures Exhibition Opening 6:30

May 25

Mythic Creatures Family Day

View Mythic Creatures Family Day

May 31

Virtual Fossil Fridays

View Virtual Fossil Fridays

Jun 26

Taste of the Rockies

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Dinosaurs and MOR! Festival

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Dinosaurs and MOR! events April 12 - 14, 2024. Immerse yourself in this international gathering of top paleontologists, bringing together hundreds of enthusiasts. Join us for a paleo art contest, members-only evening kick-off, dinner and keynote by Dr. Steve Brusatte, family-friendly programs, Jr. Paleontologist passport stations, and 18 presentations by renowned scientists from across the globe. Explore the exciting lineup of events during these dino-rrific three days!. Special thanks to Vanguard Sponsor Oakland Companies - Gary and Melissa Oakland.

Learn More and Purchase Your Tickets Today!

MOR's Taste of the Rockies

Indulge in the vibrant spirit of early summer amidst the Northern Rocky Mountains at Museum of the Rockies' Taste of the Rockies event on June 26. Montana's Western heritage will intertwine with local cuisine, craft brews, live music by the Band of Drifters, and captivating historical experiences. All while supporting MOR's educational mission through engaging activities and a silent auction, ticket holders will be treated to exclusive pre-event access to MOR's summer exhibition, "Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids: Mythic Creatures."

Learn More and 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

Dinosaurs and MOR! Festival

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Dinosaurs and MOR! events April 12 - 14, 2024. Immerse yourself in this international gathering of top paleontologists, bringing together hundreds of enthusiasts. Join us for a paleo art contest, members-only evening kick-off, dinner and keynote by Dr. Steve Brusatte, family-friendly programs, Jr. Paleontologist passport stations, and 18 presentations by renowned scientists from across the globe. Explore the exciting lineup of events during these dino-rrific three days!. Special thanks to Vanguard Sponsor Oakland Companies - Gary and Melissa Oakland.

Learn More and Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Taste of the Rockies at Museum of the Rockies Logo

MOR's Taste of the Rockies

Indulge in the vibrant spirit of early summer amidst the Northern Rocky Mountains at Museum of the Rockies' Taste of the Rockies event on June 26. Montana's Western heritage will intertwine with local cuisine, craft brews, live music by the Band of Drifters, and captivating historical experiences. All while supporting MOR's educational mission through engaging activities and a silent auction, ticket holders will be treated to exclusive pre-event access to MOR's summer exhibition, "Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids: Mythic Creatures."

Learn More and 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