Exhibitions

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.

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Two adult and one baby bison.
Conserving America’s Wildlands: The Vision of Ted Turner

Current Exhibits, Changing Exhibits

Emmy-winning filmmaker Rhett Turner's photography celebrates his father's conservation efforts across 23 family properties, promoting sustainable land stewardship. Rhett Turner...

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Montana's T. rex. at Museum of the Rockies.
Siebel Dinosaur Complex

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is a center of active research and exploration into the ancient past. Fossils have been...

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A hand-made Bobcat made from recycled materials.
Explore Yellowstone

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

Introduce little ones to the wonders of Yellowstone with Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center. Designed for infants to...

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A full view of bronze T. rex sculpture Big Mike located in front of the museum.
Big Mike

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

Prepare to be awestruck as you encounter Big Mike, the magnificent bronze statue that proudly represents MOR 555, a legendary...

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Selis (Salish) couple at pow wow, St. Ignatius, MT, ca. 1915.
Enduring Peoples

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

This exhibition examines the lifeways of American Indians living on the Northern Plains and near the Rocky Mountains and illustrates how...

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The Olds Touring Car next to the 1930s house in the Paugh History Hall.
Paugh History Hall

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

From June 12 to June 16, the Paugh History Hall will be closed for necessary maintenance projects.We appreciate your understanding...

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The full-size bison next to a map of Yellowstone National Park.
Welcome to Yellowstone Country

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

Step into the captivating world of Yellowstone Country as you enter the renowned Robert L. Gardner Gallery. Our Welcome to...

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People standing in front of a reproduced dragon.
Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids: Mythic Creatures

Changing Exhibits, Coming Soon

Embark on a thrilling journey into the enchanting realm of Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids: Mythic Creatures at MOR! Immerse yourself in...

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The circa 1880s Tinsley House in the summer with yellow flowers in the field around it.
Living History Farm

Seasonal

Step back in time and experience the captivating world of a Montana homestead from 1890 to 1910 at Museum of...

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Unbridled Spirit: The Photography of Barbara Van Cleve

Changing Exhibits

Step into the world of an Unbridled Spirit. This exhibition takes you on a journey through the rugged beauty and fading traditions...

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Visitors build their own virus using various puzzle pieces and discover whether all viruses make us sick at Zoo in You, an interactive exhibit that explores the fascinating and complex world inside us.
Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome

Changing Exhibits

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and we wouldn’t be able to survive without each other!  Zoo in...

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