Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Museum of the Rockies brings the world to Montana,
and shares Montana with the world.

The museum brings in three to five changing exhibitions a year to share the world with members and visitors of all ages. Experience the science, art, culture, and history offered in these unique and diverse changing exhibits.

The museum's primary exhibits include Landforms/Lifeforms and Dinosaurs Under The Big Sky in the Siebel Dinosaur Complex, Welcome to Yellowstone Country, Enduring Peoples, and the Paugh History Hall. On the second floor is the Martin Children’s Discovery Center and its exhibit, Explore Yellowstone, specially designed for visitors up to eight years old.

Rusty, the draft horse, is located next to the museum's entrance road near Kagy Blvd. This sculpture is one of Jim Dolan's most recognizable art pieces. It has been a faithful resident at MOR since the early 1980s.

Big Mike, the impressive life-size Tyrannosaurus rex, welcomes you to the museum. This bronze sculpture was created from a mold of the fossil bones of the Wankel T. rex or MOR 555.

MOR's seasonal outdoor exhibit is the Living History Farm, an 1890s Montana homestead comprised of the Tinsley House and its surrounding gardens, orchard, and fields.

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Savage Ancient Seas Fossil
Savage Ancient Seas

Current Exhibits, Changing Exhibits

Move over, dinosaurs! Massive marine monsters have emerged in the changing exhibit, Savage Ancient Seas. Dive into an ancient underwater world of 7...

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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

Reserve your time in Explore Yellowstone MOR welcomes museum members to make a reservation to Explore Yellowstone: Martin Children’s Discovery Center...

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

Current Exhibits, Primary Exhibits

The Robert L. Gardner Gallery is home to our Welcome to Yellowstone Country exhibit. This presentation acquaints visitors with Yellowstone...

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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

The museum’s history hall shares the compelling stories that connect us with the Northern Rocky Mountains, illuminating our lives and...

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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

A bronze statue of MOR 555, a Tyrannosaurus rex, discovered in 1988 by Kathy Wankel, greets you upon arrival. In 1988...

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

Primary Exhibits, Coming Soon

The Living History Farm represents a homestead typical of those found in southwestern Montana in 1890-1910. The exhibit area includes...

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Bone animal head staff, 10th century. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt/Gustavianum. Warrior’s helmet, 7th century,
The Vikings Begin

Changing Exhibits, Coming Soon

The Vikings Begin includes magnificent weapons, both for attack and defense, but also smaller treasures such as jewelry and objects...

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Women participate in the Holi ceremony, the festival of love and colors, which was once considered inappropriate for widows, at the Gopinath Temple in India. By AMY TOENSING, 2016.
Women: A Century of Change

Changing Exhibits, Coming Soon

Women: A Century of Change draws from the acclaimed National Geographic photo archives to showcase a global chronicle of the...

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Holding Pond, Open Pit Mine, 1996, Oil on Canvas by Chester Arnold,
Environmental Impact II

Changing Exhibits, Coming Soon

Environmental Impact II features more than 50 artworks, including paintings, photography, sculptures, and film, focused on generating public attention surrounding...

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Two women from the Seven Masters word block print exhibition.
​Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

Past Changing Exhibits

As the once-isolated nation of Japan entered the 20th century and began to assimilate a new, Westernized culture, demand for...

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Catch of the Day Brooks Falls, Alaska | 1988 | Thomas D. Mangelsen  |  The Legacy Reserve Collection
Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild

Past Changing Exhibits

A LIFE IN THE WILD is an exhibition containing 40 of Mangelsen's most resonant images that take viewers on a journey...

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