Schools and Educators

Schools and Educators

Dear Educators,

We invite you to find out what’s NEW and learn more about educational opportunities for Montana schoolchildren and teachers from Museum of the Rockies (MOR).

Since 2005, MOR has supported Montana’s K-12 students by offering free admission and partial bus reimbursement for museum field trips through the Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund. This year, we continue our mission to bring the world to Montana schoolchildren by offering new ways for your class to engage with our world-class exhibits and programs. Sign up for your school field trip here.

Museum of the Rockies is excited to debut new school workshops for visiting groups coming on field trips during the 2023-2024 school year. Educators can request one workshop for their class during their visit to enhance student learning and engagement while at the museum. All workshops align with Montana State Content Standards per grade and range in topics from astronomy, paleontology, and culture history. Built into your trip itinerary, these workshops last anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour and help make your visit to Museum of the Rockies that much more special.

During the past year, Museum of the Rockies has also seen tremendous growth in demand for field trips, planetarium shows, and guided tours. In the past, we have had to leave some requests unfulfilled – especially regarding guided tour availability. To help alleviate this stress, Museum of the Rockies will implement new Educator Guides to help teachers and chaperones better navigate our galleries. Educator Guides are built to enhance a group’s experience touring the museum by offering talking points on select exhibits, guiding questions, and activities for students to engage with as they view items on display. Educator Guides will be available to all visiting groups with no need for a special request.

How do these new projects help you as an educator? Museum of the Rockies is proud to continue providing unique and accessible field trip opportunities for Montana’s students by offering free admission and partial bus reimbursement for all Montana schoolchildren. To support our program growth, our new workshops and educator guides are here to provide more resources and a variety of content to best support your goals while at the museum. All of this is in the hopes that we can aid you and your class during the school year.

We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy all that MOR offers to Montana schools! Thank you for supporting Museum of the Rockies programs and helping us reach more Montana schoolchildren than ever before!

We look forward to working with you to engage and inspire your students’ educational adventures!


Museum of the Rockies Education Team
Ashley Hall
, Outreach Program Manager
Chelsea Hogan
, Director of Education & Public Programs
Shannon Marie Werbeach, Youth and School Programs Manager