Adults

Adults

Museum of the Rockies is dedicated to life-long learning.

As a community resource and regional museum, MOR offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of all of our audiences, including adults. We invite our adult audience to join us for programs, workshops, and lectures geared just for them. Whether it's a formal lecture in our auditorium, field trip or workshop with an expert, or learning about brewing while drinking a beer, MOR encourages our adult community to connect to all the resources MOR has to offer in a format they enjoy.

There is always something new to learn at MOR!

For a current listing of program dates and registration, please see below or visit the Calendar page.

Living History Farm events can be found on the Living History Farm exhibition page

Explore MOR Adult Exploration Series

Museum of the Rockies inspires lifelong learning in science, history, culture, and art, and advances knowledge through collections, research, and discovery. While the museum houses the region’s impressive historic and paleontological specimens, Museum of the Rockies believes that discovery starts with exploration. In this new adult series, explore areas of natural history interest with local scientists and experts in their field through hiking, birding, foraging, and MORE! Lace-up your boots and come along! Please contact Ashley to cancel or to be put in a waitlist at programs@montana.edu.

SOLD OUT! Birds and Brews

Sunday, May 22 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$10 members, $15 non-members

Limited to 15 adults, Age 21+ only

Learn the basics of birding, aka avian dinosaur watching, with avid birder and Outreach Program Manager, Ashley Hall. While T. rex is now extinct, avian dinosaurs are thriving in our region’s many habitats. Learn proper binocular use, how to identify birds based on shape and call, and how to set up and track birds through your own eBird account. Meet at Map Brewery parking lot. We will look for birds around the Glen Lake trail and then grab a brew (after birding) on MAP’s patio. Don’t have your own binoculars? We will provide them for you.

SOLD OUT! Egg Mountain EGGspedition

Saturday, June 4 | 6:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
$200 per member
Limited to 15 members, Age 21+ only

Come with us on an exclusive Egg Mountain EGGspedition! Led by Curator of Paleontology Dr. John Scannella, Paleontology Field Professional Lee Hall, MSU professor, and world-renowned dinosaur egg expert Dr. David Varricchio tour the 75-million-year-old paleontological site near Choteau, Montana where the first dinosaur babies in the world were discovered.

We will depart from MOR at 7 a.m. and return around 7 p.m., spending all day searching for fossils and learning about its rich history and recent discoveries. This is an adults-only member trip, as we will be hiking 5-miles through rough and muddy terrain with little shade. Boxed lunches and transportation will be provided. This will be the only trip to Egg Mountain this year, so don’t miss out!

SOLD OUT! Fairy Lake Fossil Hike

Saturday, June 25 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$20 for members, $25 for non-members
Limited to 15 adults

Did you know that the Bridger Mountains are full of 300-million-year-old ocean fossils? Join Outreach Program Manager Ashley Hall and MSU geologist Dr. Devon Orme for a day of exploring the backside of beautiful Sacagawea Peak. This hike will be strenuous and cover 5 miles on foot. Please wear solid hiking shoes; bring a sack lunch, plenty of water, and dress for the weather. The exact location to meet and details will be emailed the week before the trip. Lace-up your boots and get ready for a good hike!

Ongoing Adult Education Opportunities

Explore Museum of the Rockies’ resources wherever you may be through videos, lessons, activities, digital collections and exhibits, and more! Check back often as we continue to build this new online learning platform to bring the museum’s exhibits, collections, and programs right to you.

Please visit our sortable database of online learning resources.

MOR explores unique topics in science and history through world-class speakers.

From astronomy and paleontology to current topics related to changing exhibits, MOR invites adults to learn more about museum content through various speakers year-round.

For a complete list of upcoming lectures, please visit the Calendar page on this website.

Signature events at Museum of the Rockies generate vital support for Museum of the Rockies, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. By holding a full slate of events throughout the year, we have the chance to gather with our members and friends to celebrate the museum while also raising much-needed funds.

Dive in and learn MOR through courses and workshops just for adults! While families often fill our exhibits, we invite our adult audience to join us for programs and workshops geared just for them.

For a complete list of upcoming programs, please visit the Calendar page on this website.