Plan Your Visit

MOR THIS FALL

Changing Exhibits to Experience

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 a.m. – 5 p.m. through December 31, 2021
Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. starting January 2, 2022
The 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 Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, and October 12-13, 2022. The museum will close early on Christmas Eve Day. Days that the museum is open and our hours of operation are subject to change throughout the year.

Museum Store hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends.

August 4, 2021 Update: Given the elevated rate of transmission of COVID-19 and its variants in our community, Montana State University is recommending that all individuals - vaccinated or not - wear face masks or coverings indoors on campus.

Member Appreciation Days: December 2 – 5

Each year, we set aside a few special days to show our gratitude for the support and encouragement that we receive from you, our members. Enjoy complimentary hot cider, Bequet caramels, and a 20% discount on your purchases in the Museum Store from December 2 ­– 5! The Museum Store has a wide selection of unique products to treat yourself or someone special.

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 Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

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

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Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

Current Exhibit, Changing Exhibit

For the last decade, some of the most powerful and impactful stories published by National...

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Holding Pond, Open Pit Mine, 1996, Oil on Canvas by Chester Arnold,
Environmental Impact II

Current Exhibit, Changing Exhibit

Environmental Impact II features more than 50 artworks, including paintings, photography, sculptures, and film, focused...

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

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

As the museum continues to resume and reimagine our public programming, we are happy to...

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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

Dec 2

Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

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Dec 3

Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

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Dec 4

Sensory Saturday

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Dec 4

Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

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Dec 5

Members-Only Annual Sale and Special Appreciation Days

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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