Plan Your Visit

MOR Bite

Amazing Dinosaur Exhibitions

Click to Learn More

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.
  • MOR's Museum Store will be closed from January 2 - 6 for inventory.
  • Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center will be closed January 3 - 5 for annual maintenance.
  • 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.

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

Feb 11

Women in Science Day and The Bearded Lady Project Film and Panel Discussion

View Women in Science Day and The Bearded Lady Project Film and Panel Discussion

Feb 12

Last Day for "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" in the Siebel Dinosaur Complex

View Last Day for "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" in the Siebel Dinosaur Complex

Feb 14

Pour and Roar: Raptors and Romance

View Pour and Roar: Raptors and Romance

Feb 16

Comics and the Notion of Identity with Dr. John Townsend-Mehler

View Comics and the Notion of Identity with Dr. John Townsend-Mehler

Feb 25

Montana Day: Free Admission to MOR

View Montana Day: Free Admission to MOR

Feb 25

Scientist Saturdays: MSU Paleontology Laboratory with Zakaria J. Hannebaum

View Scientist Saturdays: MSU Paleontology Laboratory with Zakaria J. Hannebaum

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