Field Trips

Field Trips

Museum of the Rockies welcomes all students, including preschool, kindergarten through twelfth grades, and university students for free in-person field trips. In addition, MOR continues to offer special program days for homeschool students. Free admission and partial bus reimbursement continue thanks to generous donations to the Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund.

Schools may visit for traditional field trips, or teachers may invite students to visit independently by submitting a class roster to the museum. There is also information below about visits for homeschool students.

In addition to field trips, we encourage you to explore our free and sortable Online Learning Resources. Find and use videos, lessons, activities, digital collections, and exhibits, and much more available to support your class curriculum! We are also hosting monthly livestream events and would like your class to join us. Check back often as we continue to build our new online learning platform to bring the museum’s exhibits, collections, and programs to you.

To learn about the museum's hours of operation and visitation policies, please read our helpful information on the Plan Your Visit page.

Please contact our education staff at visitMOR@montana.edu to discuss ways we can support students and educators during this time. We are here to support you!

School Field Trips

Monday, August 30, 2021 – Thursday, June 9, 2022

  • Field trips are not available on Saturdays, Sundays, or state holidays.
  • All Montana schoolchildren may access the museum free of charge during an organized school visit. One teacher or adult per eight students will be admitted complimentary. An $8 reduced admission rate is to be paid upon arrival for each additional adult, parent, or chaperone who wishes to attend.
  • Field trip activities currently available:
    1. Planetarium shows are available for schools on a first-come, first-serve basis. Private planetarium shows will be available in the Fall.
    2. Please visit our exhibit pages for a full list of current changing and primary exhibits.
  • Field trip activities currently suspended:
    1. Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children’s Discovery Center is available during special visitation times and with limited capacities.
  • Partial bus reimbursement from the Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund is available.
  • Field trips must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

To request a field trip, please complete the form by clicking on the below button with two possible field trip dates and times. Our team will reply to your request within two business days.

Request a Field Trip Here

Individual Student Visits

School groups that are unable to visit as a class during school hours may invite students to visit individually.

  • Teachers may submit a class roster with the date range students may visit by emailing visitmor@montana.edu.
  • Students will receive one day of free admission upon arrival. Regular admission or membership is required for any adults, caregivers, or siblings visiting with the student.

K-12 Homeschool Students

Homeschool Group Field Trips
Homeschool groups wanting to visit on other weekdays are welcome to book separate field trips for their groups or co-ops.

  • Groups booking programs must be sure to have at least 10 children of participatory age.
  • One caregiver per family will also receive free admission. Any additional adults will be charged the regular admission rate.
  • Homeschool Group Field Trips will follow the same procedures and guidelines as the K-12 Public and Private school field trips.