Plan Your Visit

MOR Adventurous

The Vikings Begin

Rare Scandinavian Artifacts on Display for a Limited Time

We look forward to your visit!

MUSEUM HOURS
Through Sept. 19 | Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Read daily exceptions below.)
Sept. 20 – Spring 2022 | Daily, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Read daily exceptions below.)

  • The seasonal Living History Farm is open Mondays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sundays from Noon – 4 p.m. through August 31.
  • The Taylor Planetarium runs shows daily at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with capacity restrictions and shows seating on a first-come, first-served basis 10 minutes prior to showtime through September 20. Starting September 21, there will be no 4 p.m. show.
  • Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center is open WEEKDAYS ONLY from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. with capacity restrictions. Explore Yellowstone is closed on the weekends, July 19 – 23, and Sept. 16 – 17.
  • The museum is open year-round except for five days. We will be closed on September 16 & 17, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. 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.

Most guests spend up to four hours at the museum. We welcome you to stay longer as there are many exhibition halls to explore.

Walk-in visitors and members are welcome. Although not required, please feel free to make a general admission reservation. All reservations are non-refundable.

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 1,083 museums to hold this distinction from the more than 35,000 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, 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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The Vikings Begin

Current Exhibit, Changing Exhibit

The Vikings Begin will feature boat burial artifacts, helmets, swords, jewelry, glass vessels, bowls, and...

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The circa 1880s Tinsley House in the summer with yellow flowers in the field around it.
Living History Farm

Current Exhibit, Primary Exhibit

Monday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Sunday | Noon – 4 p.m. The...

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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

Sep 14
Bozeman Art Museum Lecture

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Sep 16
Museum Closed Today
(all day)

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Sep 16
Evening at the Museum: Under the Stars, Guided by the Stars, With the Stars

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Sep 17
Museum Closed Today
(all day)

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Sep 17
Evening at the Museum: Under the Stars, Guided by the Stars, With the Stars

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Sep 26
Vikings Exhibit Last Day

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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.

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