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Give the Gift of Membership

Give the gift of a museum membership!

The holiday season is just around the corner, and Museum of the Rockies (MOR) has a great gift idea that offers something for everyone and keeps on giving, all year long. An annual museum membership is packed full of benefits that bring visitors back again and again because there are always new things to explore and discover. It pays for itself many times over with countless ways to be engaged and immersed in exhibits, planetarium shows, programs, classes, special events, and educational opportunities.

Members have the satisfaction of knowing that every dollar spent goes toward fulfilling the museum’s mission of life-long learning and its vision of engagement, inspiration, and discovery. MOR is a world-class research institution and regional history museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and a repository for federal fossils, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, and a college-level division of Montana State University. Hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy its renowned dinosaur collection, historical displays, and exhibitions from around the world, and schoolchildren across the state learn from programs designed just for them. MOR has so much to offer, and an annual membership is the most affordable way to see it all.

Purchase your gift membership at the Front Desk, call 406.994.6054, email us, or use the below links.

All of our members enjoy the following year-round benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to All Exhibits at the museum, including the Taylor Planetarium and our changing exhibits
  • Entry to more than 378 museums worldwide via the ASTC Travel Passport Program
  • Members-only exhibit previews
  • Free and special member priced classes, programs, and summer camps
  • 10% savings in the Museum Store and a 20% savings during the Annual Members’ Sale in November
  • Special member pricing for museum benefit events
  • Monthly email newsletter sent to you on the 1st to let you know what is happing at MOR that month
  • Printed tri-annual calendar, so you will know what is happening at MOR for the next four months
  • Please note: (1) All memberships are designed to include adults living in the same household. (2) Processing for membership purchases usually takes 10-12 business days. (3) At the Supporting Levels, admission for guests excludes member savings in the Museum Store. 


As a Supporting Member, you will enjoy all the benefits of Dual Membership, plus the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution furthers MOR’s efforts to promote lifelong learning. Supporting members is an integral part of the institution’s funding. The Director’s Society is a group of benefactors who help sustain the museum on a philanthropic level and, in appreciation for their leadership, are provided exclusive bonuses such as VIP events, behind-the-scenes tours, and year-round guest passes to share.

  • $250 Sustaining  |  A Family Membership plus two year-round guest passes  
  • $500 Director's Circle  |   A Family Membership plus three year-round guest passes, 15% savings in Museum Store, Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, Invitation to the annual Director’s Society Reception
  • $1000 Director's Guild  |  A Family Membership plus four year-round guest passes, 20% savings in Museum Store, Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, Invitation to the annual Director’s Society Reception

Why give a membership as a gift? It’s a chance to share the fun of discoveries with friends and family and to give something of greater value that can never be outgrown or go out of style. Kathryn Hohmann, Director of Philanthropy at Museum of the Rockies says, “Giving the gift of membership is a true sign of caring — caring for your loved ones and your community. Members truly do enjoy more at Museum of the Rockies. They receive free and special member-priced classes, merchandise, and programs. They get our calendars, so they can plan to come to the museum during exhibit openings. And they help us bring even better exhibits and programs to our community.”

Giving membership brings the diverse programs of the museum to someone special while helping to ensure MOR’s legacy for generations to come. Hohmann says, “Members are special stakeholders. They help underwrite our ongoing research programs and even help safeguard our priceless collections.” It is an immeasurable gift with rewards that last all year and experiences that will impact a lifetime. If there’s someone on your list who seems to “have everything” or you’re wondering what would brighten their holiday, consider giving the gift of membership at Museum of the Rockies.