Education and Public Programming

Education and Public Programming

At Museum of the Rockies, we believe in the power of education and strive to engage learners of all ages in captivating explorations of science, history, and art. Since our founding in 1957, we have been dedicated to sharing our exceptional collections with the public and fostering curiosity through a wide range of educational programs.

For over 30 years, our education team has been a catalyst for learning, providing enriching experiences that inspire people of all ages. From the very first year, Montana schools have been visiting Museum of the Rockies, embarking on guided tours led by our dedicated volunteers. Through these tours, students delve into our diverse collections, discovering the stories of our state and region's past and future. We are proud to support Montana schoolchildren by offering free admission and partial bus reimbursement through our Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund. Additionally, we extend museum learning beyond our walls by bringing engaging outreach kits, portable planetariums, and livestream programs directly into Montana classrooms.

Recognized as Bozeman's Best Place for Kids' Activities and the Best Place for Family Fun, Museum of the Rockies is a leader in providing exceptional programs for youth and families. We understand the long-term benefits of museum visits for children under the age of five, which is why admission is free for this age group. Our education team curates a robust calendar of programs designed to engage even the youngest learners, encouraging families to start their museum journeys early. With a variety of family programs throughout the year and popular summer camp programs for children, Museum of the Rockies fosters curiosity and promotes year-round learning experiences.

We also cater to adult audiences, offering tailored programs, workshops, and lectures designed specifically for them. Whether it's an enlightening lecture in our auditorium, an engaging field trip or workshop with an expert, or an opportunity to learn about Montana history while enjoying a brew, we invite our adult community to connect with the wealth of resources Museum of the Rockies has to offer in formats that resonate with them.

Whether you join us for an hour-long program or immerse yourself in a summer of discovery, Museum of the Rockies promises to inspire a sense of wonder through real objects and encounters with field experts. With our ever-evolving exhibits and programs, there's always something new to learn and explore at MOR. Come and experience the joy of discovery for yourself!

View the vast array of educational resources that this team has created for you.