Museum of the Rockies is open seven days a week for you to discover our world-class exhibits, dynamic events & programs, enriching camps & classes, and stellar shows in the Taylor Planetarium. We are open on holidays except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Most guests spend 3 - 6 hours at the museum and we welcome you to stay longer.
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
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.
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)
For large group visits of 10 or more, please contact the Reservations Assistant at 406.994.5257 or email us.
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.
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!