Museum of the Rockies brings the world to Montana,
and shares the Northern Rockies with the world.
Discover a world of captivating exhibitions at the Museum of the Rockies, where we proudly present three to five changing exhibitions each year. Designed to engage members and visitors of all ages, these exhibits offer a captivating blend of science, art, culture, and history.
Immerse yourself in our primary exhibits, including the awe-inspiring Landforms/Lifeforms and Dinosaurs Under The Big Sky in the Siebel Dinosaur Complex, which unveils the wonders of prehistoric life. Explore the captivating narrative of Welcome to Yellowstone Country, delve into the rich heritage of Enduring Peoples, and uncover the profound stories of the past in the Paugh History Hall. On the second floor, Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center awaits young visitors with its interactive exhibit, designed especially for children up to eight years old.
As you approach the museum, be greeted by the beloved Rusty, a symbolic sculpture of a draft horse created by acclaimed artist Jim Dolan. Rusty has been an iconic resident at MOR since the early 1980s when local schoolchildren collected recyclable cans to fund the gift of this magnificent artwork to the museum.
Prepare to be awed by Big Mike, a life-size bronze sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Cast from the fossil bones of the Wankel T. rex, also known as MOR 555, this impressive sculpture is a testament to the fascinating world of dinosaurs.
The City of Bozeman has partnered with Montana State University and Museum of the Rockies to create and showcase a seasonal Water Wise Demonstration Garden in the entryway with efficient irrigation techniques and low-water use plants suited to Bozeman’s semi-arid climate. View the plant list. View the brochure.
Step outside and experience our seasonal outdoor exhibit, the Living History Farm. Transport yourself to an 1890s Montana homestead, including the Tinsley House, surrounded by enchanting gardens, orchards, and fields that offer a glimpse into the rural life of the past.
Join us at Museum of the Rockies, where captivating exhibits and remarkable sculptures await, inviting you to explore the wonders of our world's past and present.