Classroom Resources

Bring the Museum of the Rockies into your classroom though an extensive Lending Library with real fossils and artifacts, unique hands-on activities and lesson plans, and current research and supplemental information on science and history. Help your students learn MORE without being at MOR.

Educational materials, including document downloads and videos, designed to enhance this curriculum are available in the expandable sections on the right column of this page.





To enhance your school curriculum, MOR provides a variety of classroom resources available in thematic outreach kits.  These standards-based resources support STEM education, Indian Education for All, and highlight MOR’s best resources for children.  Use these resources before and after your field trip or as a supplement for a field trip.

Rental fee:

All trunks have a rental fee of $25/week to support the purchase of new materials.  Scholarships are available as this cost is not meant to prohibit schools with restricted budgets.

All items are available for pick-up at MOR, or can be shipped to your school (in the state of Montana).  You will be responsible for the cost of the return shipping the kit back to MOR.  (Shipping rates vary depending on weight of the item, but are usually $25-$30.)

Reserve an item from our Lending Library by visiting RESERVE AN OUTREACH KIT or call 406.994.5257.

Available Trunks:

  • Cosmic Colors
  • The Moon
  • Living in Space
  • Rockets
Paleontology Kits
Indian Ed For All Kit
  • American Indian Games Trunks
Yellowstone Kits
  • Thermal Features
  • Yellowstone Forest Ecosystem
  • Yellowstone Prairie Ecosystem
  • Yellowstone Riparian & Wetland Ecosystems



MOR has two Classic Starlab Systems for use by educators across the state of Montana.  The Starlab provides an opportunity for students who cannot visit the Taylor Planetarium to experience the night sky at their school. With a variety of topics available, the Starlab has countless ways to tie the night sky into any classroom curriculum.

MOR’s two Starlabs are used heavily throughout the school year.  Make your reservations for this resource up to a year in advance to ensure its availability for your students.

Rental fee:

$175/week or $50/day
PLUS the return shipping cost to MOR or to the next school. (Shipping costs range from $80-$150 one way.)

Reserve a starlab from our Lending Library by visiting RESERVE AN OUTREACH KIT or call 406.994.5257.

MOR offers the following thematic cylinders for the Starlab System:
  • Milky Way Starfield
  • Deep Sky Objects
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Solar/System and Galaxy
  • Biological Cell
  • Celestial Coordinates
  • Native American Constellations
  • Greek Mythology
  • Constellations
  • Lewis & Clark


For Starlab curriculum and information on how these cylinders meet national standards, please visit

Indian Education For All
Riparian & Wetland Ecosystems