Benefit Events

Benefit Events

Evening at the Museum white text logo, T. rex, shooting star, and blue and black background of random planets and stars.

Evening at the Museum

Under the Stars, Guided by the Stars, With the Stars

Thursday & Friday, September 16 & 17, 2021
6 – 10:30 p.m.

An intimate and exclusive evening with a champagne reception in the Taylor Planetarium, a gourmet dinner in the Siebel Dinosaur Complex, and memorable VIP speaker Steven Pressfield.

Mr. Pressfield is an American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays. Among his many accomplishments, Steven has written The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, The War of Art, and his new book, A Man at Arms.

The events are hosted by Denise Sheehy - Chair, Aimee Dendrinos, Linda Hodges, Carol Glenn Lalani, Anna Makarechian, Paul Makarechian, Jim McCray, Dr. Philip Saccoccia Jr., and Kath Williams, Ph.D.

Please join us for a unique and memorable evening.

  • $2,500 for two tickets
  • $15,000 for a table of eight

For more information or to purchase tickets or a table, please contact Kathryn Hohmann at kathryn.hohmann@montana.edu or 406.994.4973.

Benefit 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 benefit 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. Volunteers from the Board of Trustees and host committees are involved in planning and designing the events and seeking sponsors, guests, and business partners. 

Without revenue from our events, we could not offer a dynamic array of internationally acclaimed exhibitions and planetarium shows, offer a comprehensive range of educational programs, and maintain the unparalleled collections of paleontology, geology, history, art, and photography. Thank you for your continued support.

For more information and if you are interested in serving on a host committee, please contact Kathryn Hohmann at kathryn.hohmann@montana.edu or 406.994.4973.

Chilling Campfire Tours / Haunted Mountain Theater

Mid-October, 2021

Experience the Northern Rocky Mountains’ spookier history and folklore as it is brought to life in a 45-minute production that blends live-theater with the Taylor Planetarium’s state-of-the-art capabilities.

Taste of the Rockies

Thursday, July 8, 2021
6 – 9:30 p.m. | Age 21+ only
Museum of the Rockies Outdoor Event
Resort Casual or Western Attire

Taste of the Rockies is a celebration of the museum and the richness of the Northern Rocky Mountain region. It is a delectable blend of food and drink with a festive atmosphere that explores western heritage, fascinating paleontology, and this summer’s changing exhibit, The Vikings Begin.

At this inaugural fundraising event, MOR will host 300 patrons for an outdoor evening where they will enjoy a tasty spread of Northern Rockies fare, regional brews, and fine wines. Guests will be entertained during events themed around western culture, paleontology, and Vikings. Live music, dancing, games, and unique live auction and raffle items round out the event. View the Event Program.

The event will be hosted by Jennifer Miller, Alycia Patencio Travis, Steven Enoch, Thomas & Dar Wilson, Stephanie Dickson, and Phyllis Lewis.

Please join us by purchasing tickets or becoming a sponsor for this inaugural event.

  • Individual tickets: $150 for museum members, $175 for non-members
  • Reserved seating: $300 per person
  • Benefit sponsorship: Begins at $1,000 for two people

For more information or if you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Kathryn Hohmann at kathryn.hohmann@montana.edu or 406.994.4973.