Membership

Membership

Members get more engagement, inspiration, and discovery!

With world-class exhibits, events and programs, camps and classes, and stellar shows in the Taylor Planetarium, you will want to visit the museum again and again. Whether you join as an individual, dual, family, or business, your MOR membership will pay for itself in only two or three visits. Each annual membership is valid for 12 months, starting the month it is purchased. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Savage Ancient Seas: Virtual Members-only Exhibit Opening
Friday, January 22 | 6 p.m.

Join us for an online event showcasing the new changing exhibition Savage Ancient Seas. Please RSVP with Callie at callie.hamilton@montana.edu.

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General Membership

Purchasing a general membership to MOR is a great value as it pays for itself in only 3 – 4 visits!

  • Unlimited admission to the museum and Taylor Planetarium
  • Shared reciprocal membership with over 360 museums and science centers worldwide through 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 plus 20% savings during the Annual Members Only Sale
  • Special member pricing for museum benefit events

$25 Caregiver Add-on:
Add another membership card to any level for use by an individual when caring for that member’s children. This add-on is not a substitute for an individual membership.


View the General Membership Levels.

Purchase or Renew a General Membership

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Director's Society

A Director’s Society membership offers members a deeper connection with the museum. Membership gifts at this level play a critical role in sustaining the museum’s mission. Director’s Society members enjoy all the benefits of General Membership, plus:

  • Year-round guest passes
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours
  • Annual Director’s Reception
  • Increased discounts in the Museum Store
Purchase, Renew, or Upgrade to a Director’s Society Membership

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Gift Membership

Share all that you love about MOR with your friends and family! With a gift membership, you can experience our exhibits, programs, and classes together. MOR members can also be used at over 360 museums worldwide through the ASTC Travel Passport Program. So, share the joy and give a gift that lasts all year long.

How it works:

  • You can choose to have the membership cards sent to you or directly to the gift recipient.
  • Their membership is active from the time of purchase.
  • For more information regarding Museum of the Rockies memberships, please see the below Frequently Asked Questions section.

Purchase your gift membership at the Front Desk, call 406.994.6054, or use the button below.

Purchase a Gift Membership

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Business Membership

When it comes to our Business Members, we understand how important it is for you to foster relationships, build credibility, and increase visibility. Business Membership provides all those things and “MOR.” In turn, your annual support ensures the legacy of life-long learning for generations to come.

Join the more than 200 Business Members who enjoy customized benefits, such as networking at special events and recognition on our corporate donor wall in the Bair Lobby.

Please note: Processing for membership purchases will take 10-14 business days. You will receive a follow-up email or phone call from our membership staff to complete your business family information.

Business Family Memberships include the General Family Membership benefits. $25 Caregiver add-ons are also available.

View the Business Membership Levels.

Purchase or Renew a Business Membership

History registrar giving a tour of MOR's collections, and two pictures of Board of Trustee members talking with museum visitors.

Realty Partnership Program

Thank your clients while supporting your community's premier cultural institution!

Here's how it works:

  1. Join Museum of the Rockies as a Business Member and receive all of our General Membership benefits plus the Realty Partnership Program's benefits.
  2. You send the museum your clients' information after closing.
  3. We send your clients a complimentary six-month membership, courtesy of you!

Your Business Membership benefits:
Please see the Business Membership information on this page for the levels of Business Membership and the corresponding benefits.

Submitting your client's information:
After closing, please send your client's name(s) and a valid mailing address to members@montana.edu.
We will send your client a gift certificate for a six-month Family Membership to Museum of the Rockies, courtesy of you.

Program details:

  • You may request a gift certificate for each of your clients at closing.
  • Limit one gift certificate per client per year.
  • Please submit client information as soon after the closing as possible. Submitting numerous applications at once may delay processing.

For more information about the MOR Realty Partnership Program, please email members@montana.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your membership is active until the last day of the month one year from the date you join. If you renew your membership before it expires, your membership will be extended twelve (12) months from the current expiration date.

Yes! Gift memberships are available. You can designate if you want their membership cards mailed to you or to the recipient.

Yes! A family membership can be purchased for the two adults in your household plus your grandchildren when they are visiting the museum with you.

You can add a caregiver card to your membership for $25. This card can be used by the caregiver when they are visiting the museum with your children.

Membership cards are typically mailed within 10-14 business days. Your membership is activated from the time of purchase. Please share your confirmation receipt, Membership ID, or photo ID with visitor services upon check-in if your card has not yet arrived.

Yes! You can use your membership for free or reduced admission at up to 360 participating museums through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program! Your MOR membership may not be used at ASTC Passport Program participating museums located within 90 miles of Museum of the Rockies. Learn more about the ASTC Passport Program here.

Your membership is non-transferable and non-refundable. You can, however, continue to use your ASTC reciprocal benefits for the remainder of your membership year!

Guest passes are available at the Sustaining, Director’s Circle, and Director’s Guild levels.

As part of the ASTC Travel Passport Program, Museum of the Rockies brings an added benefit to its Members! Your MOR Membership gives you free general admission when you travel outside of your local area to more than 378 other ASTC museums and science centers around the country.

Before You Travel:

  • Make sure the science center or museum you are visiting is not excluded. Visit astc.org for a complete list of the more than the 378 participating museums and science centers.
  • Review that science center or museum’s family admittance policy. Download the list of participating venues at astc.org and call before you visit to confirm your Passport Program benefits.
  • Pack your ID (or other proof of residence). Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply. Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (IDs).
  • Pack your membership card. Participating venues are not required to grant benefits to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport Program visitors’ member data and expiration dates for admission staff to reference. Some venues will allow you to call the science center or museum you joined to confirm your membership, but they are under no obligation to do so. Lost your card? Please contact MOR for a replacement. ASTC does not issue or administer membership cards.

Exclusions:

  1. Science centers & museums located within 90 miles* of the science center or museum where you are a member.
  2. Science centers & museums located within 90 miles* of your residence.

*This distance is measured “as the crow flies,” meaning that it is based on the linear radius, not driving distance.