Plan Your Visit

MOR Powerful

Through Dec. 31. 2022

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We look forward to your visit!

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

MUSEUM HOURS
Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (See exceptions below.)

  • The museum is open year-round except for four days. We will be closed on January 1, November 25, December 24, and December 25. Days that the museum is open and our hours of operation are subject to change throughout the year.
  • 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.

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 1,096 museums to hold this distinction from estimated 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.

Image Photo Credits Clockwise from Right:

  • Sacred Under the Cliff of Yellowstone by Ben Pease
  • War shield (ishbinnaache) made and owned by Spotted Tail. Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.
  • Lance case (baaaliássee) from a set of beaded horse regalia by Lydia Falls Down. Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.
  • A celebration shirt (baleiíttaashtee) is also known as a war shirt. Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.
  • Wherein Lies the Beauty of Life by Ben Pease.
  • War shield (ishbinnaache). Field Museum photo by John Weinstein.

FEATURED EVENTS

Dec 9

Museum Store | Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

View Museum Store | Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

Dec 10

Museum Store | Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

View Museum Store | Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

Dec 11

Museum Store | Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

View Museum Store | Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

Dec 16

10:10 a.m. Streamable Learning - The Rock Cycle

View 10:10 a.m. Streamable Learning - The Rock Cycle

Dec 16

12:10 p.m. Streamable Learning - The Rock Cycle

View 12:10 p.m. Streamable Learning - The Rock Cycle

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

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