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Notice of Temporary Museum Closure to the Public

Updated March 16, 2019 | 5:19 p.m.

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Museum of the Rockies will be closed to the public March 17 through March 31. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is a top priority. This is a preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community, members, visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Museum staff will continue to work from the museum or from their homes, depending on the nature of their job. They will be available via email or phone. We look forward to reopening on April 1 to share Montana with the World and the World with Montana – and our wonderful changing exhibit, Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly.

Montana State University (MSU) is closely monitoring COVID-19 with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization and in consultation with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, the Gallatin City-County Health Department, and their own health professionals on campus. MSU campuses will remain open and operational for students. This includes residence halls, dining services, computer labs, and most other campus services. Employees will continue to report to work unless instructed otherwise. Work-from-home accommodations are being developed for individual cases.

We appreciate your patronage and understanding. 


Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, a college-level division of Montana State University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and a repository for state and federal fossils. MOR is recognized as one of the world's finest research and history museums. It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the mounted Montana's T. rex skeleton!

MOR delights visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, permanent indoor and outdoor regional history exhibits, planetarium shows, educational programs, insightful lectures, benefit events, and a museum store.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, MOR is one of 1,070 museums to hold this distinction from the more than 33,000 museums nationwide. The museum is also a member of The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program and the Montana Dinosaur Trail.


Now – May 22, 2020
  Museum & Store | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  Martin Children's Discovery Center | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Annual Museum Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Early Closures: We will close early at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

May 23, 2020 – September 7, 2020
   Museum | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
   Museum Store | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
   Martin Children's Discovery Center | 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
   Living History Farm | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Two-Day Admission

With your admission, you will receive a non-transferable admission sticker that gives you unlimited access to the museum for two consecutive days. All exhibits and attractions are included in the price of admission. The museum accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. There is not a one-day admission rate.

Adults: $14.50
Kids (age 5 – 17): $9.50
Children (age 4 and under): Free
Senior Citizens (age 65+): $13.50
Montana State University Students: $10 (with valid ID)

  • As a member of a science center or museum participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you are eligible for complimentary general admission for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18.
  • We offer a 10% AAA discount with a valid AAA membership card.
  • We offer a $1 per person discount for Active Military personnel, their spouse, and children.
  • Discounts may not be combined with any other promotion, discount or group rate.

For large group visits of 10 or more, please contact the Reservations Assistant at 406.994.5257 or email us.

Please Note:

  • Food and beverages may not be consumed anywhere in the museum except for in the main lobby and in the downstairs lobby. 
  • Trained service animals are welcome in the museum while wearing the appropriate service animal vest or identifier. Pets are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited in and around the museum
  • Healthy snacks are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Vending machines are located on the lower level.
  • We have two manual wheelchairs available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis.  
  • Double strollers can navigate through the museum.
  • Parking is complimentary during normal business hours for museum visitors only. Overnight parking is prohibited.
  • RV and Bus parking for museum visitors only is available on the east side of our parking lot or on the overflow parking grassy area to the north of our parking lot if the east side parking lot is full. The overflow grassy parking area is not accessible when there is snow on the ground. Overnight parking at the museum is prohibited. 
  • Individuals with disabilities who would like to request accessibility accommodation are encouraged to send an email to as far in advance as possible. Free guided tours are available for visitors who are blind or have low vision as well as visitors who are deaf. Sign language interpretation is available upon request for any program. Please call 406.944.6618 or send an email to two weeks in advance of the event.
  • Please do not bring backpacks or large bags into the museum. The museum does not store luggage for visitors.

Photography: The museum permits still and video photography for noncommercial use only in its exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. For the safety of our visitors and collections, the use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time. Working members of the media, marketing agencies, freelancers, and others wishing to take still and video photography for commercial (non-personal) use must obtain prior permission from the museum’s Director of Marketing and must be escorted by a museum staff member while in the building.

Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the museum for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on the museum's website, social media platforms, and other marketing efforts.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page.

Looking for Value? Become a Member

If you plan to visit Museum of the Rockies more than two or three times in the next 12 months, we highly suggest that you consider becoming a member. Most memberships will pay for themselves by your third visit. Please take advantage of our amazing benefits and the year-round value by becoming a member today!

Purchase your membership at the Front Desk, call 406.994.7460, email us, or order online.