Haunted Mountain Theater

Haunted Mountain Theater

The Rockies are filled with ghastly historic events, unsettling tales, and supernatural creatures that are beyond our mortal comprehension. At Museum of the Rockies, come face to face with these spine-tingling stories that haunt this region.

Haunted Mountain Theater brings the Northern Rocky Mountains’ spookier history and folklore to life through an approximately 50-minute production that blends live-theater with the museum’s Taylor Planetarium’s state-of-the-art capabilities. This year’s production includes disasters, untimely deaths, ghastly creatures, and more based on authentic research. They all prove one thing, sometimes life is scarier than fiction.

NEW this year…Following the planetarium show, explore the historic Tinsley House by lantern light, if you dare! Enjoy original spooky sculptures by Montana State University students from the College of Arts and Architecture, have your fortune read, and enjoy a seasonal treat.

Due to some mature content and the dark conditions of the planetarium, this production is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Special thanks to HMT sponsors Philip and Marlene Saccoccia and Stockman Bank.

View the Playbill for the performances. 

Performance Dates and Times

Friday, October 22

Saturday, October 23

Friday, October 29

Saturday, October 30

Sunday, October 31

Ticket Info and Pricing

Tickets are available starting early September to museum members and Monday, September 20, to the general public. Due to limited capacity and showtimes, all ticket sales are final.


$12/child (ages 10 – 17)

For Ticket Holders

It is highly recommended that ticket holders arrive at least 15 minutes before their performance start time. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, with the doors opening for seating a few minutes before the curtain call. Please note, the planetarium doors will close precisely at the start of your showtime, and admissions cannot be allowed after that due to dark conditions and safety concerns.

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. Please call or go to the Plan Your Visit page for any changes or to help answer questions.

MOR wants to make sure that all visitors enjoy this special performance. Please alert the museum in advance if you need special accommodations to allow the staff an opportunity to try to accommodate you.