Homeschools

Homeschools

Museum of the Rockies believes that every Montana child, regardless of income or geography, should have the chance to stare down a T. rex, weave on a 1890’s-era loom, or experience the wider world through our changing exhibits. To ensure the museum is accessible for homeschool students, MOR offers limited, free admission via field trips and periodic Homeschool Mondays. 

    Homeschool Group Field Trips

    Montana homeschool groups and families are offered complimentary admission but must pre-book their visit by emailing visitmor@montana.edu at least two weeks in advance.

    • Homeschool Group Field Trips are offered Monday – Friday. Field trips are not available on weekends or holidays.
    • One caregiver per family will receive free admission. Any additional adults will be charged the regular admission rate.
    • A museum scavenger hunt can be made available upon request for students in grades 2 – 12.
    • Groups booking special programs or tours must be sure to have at least 10 children of participatory age.
    • Homeschool groups will follow the same procedures and guidelines as the K-12 public and private school field trips.
    • All visitors must follow the museum’s standard policies. Please see our Plan Your Visit page for current policies.
    Sign Up for a Field Trip

    Homeschool Mondays

    Museum of the Rockies believes that every Montana child, regardless of income or geography, should have the chance to stare down a T. rex, weave on an 1890s-era loom, or experience the wider world through our changing exhibits. To ensure the museum is accessible for homeschool students, MOR offers limited, free admission on a monthly basis for homeschool families.

    Homeschool Mondays will occur on the following 2022 dates and registration is required. Homeschool Mondays are not transferrable to any other days in each month.

    Homeschool families may make a reservation to visit the museum once per month to engage in museum learning through a self-guided, thematic scavenger hunt.

    Museum members do not need to register as homeschool families. Simply ask for the Homeschool activity when you check in at the Front Desk.

    Admission is free for students and one homeschool parent or chaperone. All extra adults will be admitted at a reduced rate of $10

    Please register via these links:

    January 17 - Canceled

    February 7 - Homes and Habitats: What does a ‘home’ look like? What is a habitat? This month, we will explore homes and habitats through time – from some of the earliest life forms to our very own homes today. From Precambrian, deep-sea coral reefs to dinosaur burrows, learn about the places that we call ‘home’.

    February 21 - Homes and Habitats: What does a ‘home’ look like? What is a habitat? This month, we will explore homes and habitats through time – from some of the earliest life forms to our very own homes today. From Precambrian, deep-sea coral reefs to dinosaur burrows, learn about the places that we call ‘home’.

    March 7 - Transportation Through Time: Throughout history, life has found various ways to MOVE. For this month’s Homeschool Mondays, hop, fly, or drive to Museum of the Rockies to explore our brand new changing exhibitions, Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering; LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting, through a guided, educational scavenger hunt. Walk like a T.rex, try the mono-ski, and learn about the various ways humans and other creatures have moved through time.

    March 21 - Transportation Through Time: Throughout history, life has found various ways to MOVE. For this month’s Homeschool Mondays, hop, fly, or drive to Museum of the Rockies to explore our brand new changing exhibitions, Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering; LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting, through a guided, educational scavenger hunt. Walk like a T.rex, try the mono-ski, and learn about the various ways humans and other creatures have moved through time.

    April 4 - Springtime in Montana: Spring is the time for eggs, baby bunnies, and…baby dinosaurs? This month’s guided scavenger hunt will have you learning about the various ways that spring symbolism is represented throughout our galleries. Discover the similarities between dinosaur and chicken eggs, search for signs of spring in Explore Yellowstone, and learn how animals adapt from winter to warmer weather.

    April 18 - Springtime in Montana: Spring is the time for eggs, baby bunnies, and…baby dinosaurs? This month’s guided scavenger hunt will have you learning about the various ways that spring symbolism is represented throughout our galleries. Discover the similarities between dinosaur and chicken eggs, search for signs of spring in Explore Yellowstone, and learn how animals adapt from winter to warmer weather.