Updated August 21, 2020
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Museum of the Rockies has suspended fall 2020 field trips for all preschool through 12th grade students. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is a top priority. This is a preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community, members, visitors, staff, and volunteers.
As you continue your educational adventures, we encourage you to explore Museum of the Rockies’ online resources. We are hosting monthly livestream events, and have made videos, lessons, activities, digital collections and exhibits, and much more available to support you! Check back often as we continue to build our new online learning platform to bring the museum’s exhibits, collections, and programs to you.
Please contact our education staff at visitMOR@montana.edu to discuss ways we can support students and educatorS during this time. We are here to support you!
School groups from across the state of Montana are admitted free of charge to Museum of the Rockies thanks to generous donations to the Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund.
Museum of the Rockies is proud to host, on average, 15,000 school children each year. To be sure all students and teachers have an equal opportunity to engage with our unique exhibits, we require a minimum of three weeks advance notice to create an individualized itinerary that caters to your group's learning outcomes.
In the 2015-2016 school year, MOR hosted 8,770 schoolchildren and their teachers on field trips. Since then, in the past three school years, MOR now welcomes an average of 15,000 students and teachers annually.
To accommodate this growth, our Education team has added staff, streamlined reservation processes, added additional organizational tools on the day of field trips.
How does all this growth impact you as a Montana educator? To support our program growth, please note the following field trip program improvements.
Museum of the Rockies welcomes schools to visit during the following dates:
*Guided tours and special programs have limited availability throughout the school year.
Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild
September 26, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
October 3, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Savage Ancient Seas: The Ancient Aquatic Deep
January 22, 2021 – May 2, 2021
To contact the Education office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with you!