Museum hours, events, programs, visitation, and face mask policies are subject to change at any time.
Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (See exceptions below.)
Most guests spend up to four hours at the museum. We welcome you to stay longer as there are many exhibition halls to explore.
Walk-in visitors and members are welcome. Although not required, please feel free to make a general admission reservation. All reservations are non-refundable.
For the health and safety of our members, staff, and visitors:
As the museum continues to resume and reimagine our public programming, we are happy to share that you have numerous ways to enhance your visit to MOR. All exhibitions, planetarium shows, and docent engagements are included with admission. View all of the museum's public programming on the Calendar pages.
Join your friends at MOR for the inaugural Dinosaurs and MOR! event. Members will kick off the event on Friday, April 1, and the remaining programming commences on Saturday, April 2. This exciting new program celebrates the science of paleontology with family-friendly workshops, paleo-passport stations, and world-class paleontology presentations for general audiences. From dinosaur newbies to experienced scientists, there will be something for everyone at this unique event.
January 22 – May 1
LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting features a selection of dazzling paintings of vehicles from the birth of the automobile and motorcycle to the present. This changing exhibition is a celebration of automotive design and style, and contemporary, artist virtuosity.
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director.
January 22 – May 1
Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low- and high-tech tools that extend the abilities of the human body! Visitors can ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race, control a DJ station using the wheels of a wheelchair, “feel” the music with a special touch panel, engineer solutions to unique design challenges and even discover how someone can control a neuroprosthetic limb with their thoughts!
This exhibit was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with OMSI and the Quality of Life Technology Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.
Journey through the universe via Digistar 4K digital projection on a 40-foot dome. The planetarium seats on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the doors opening for seating 10 minutes before the scheduled showtimes. Learn more about the planetarium and the shows and showtimes.
Museum of the Rockies admission provides unlimited access to the museum for one day. All exhibits and planetarium shows are included in the price of admission.
The museum accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. All purchases of discounted admissions (MSU, ASTC, AAA, or Military) will be asked to show their valid ID to receive the discounted admission prices upon check-in at the Front Desk. If a valid ID cannot be provided, additional charges will apply. Admission reservation tickets are non-refundable.
Discounts may not be combined with any other promotion, discount, or reduced rate.
Child (Under age 5)
Youth (Age 5 – 17)
Montana State University Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni (with valid ID)
Senior (Age 65+)
Adult (Age 18 – 64)
All Montana schoolchildren may access the museum free of charge during an organized school visit. Learn more and plan your field trip.
Starting at $40, a Museum of the Rockies annual membership pays for itself in only three visits! Admission and membership revenue supports Museum of the Rockies, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds directly fund world-renowned research and collections, vital educational outreach programs, rich and varied exhibitions, and stellar planetarium offerings. Museum of the Rockies is sustained by community participation and generosity. Your patronage helps to ensure diversification and stability of funding while providing outstanding service to patrons.
600 W. Kagy Blvd.
Bozeman, MT 59717
The museum's main entrance is located on the Montana State University campus, on the south side of Kagy Blvd., just west of South Willson Ave. and South 3rd Ave.
There is a complimentary paved parking lot for personal vehicles during regular business hours. Overflow parking for RVs and buses is also complimentary and available on the grassy area located just north of our parking lot (weather permitting). For the safety and security of our many visitors, we cannot accommodate RVs or other vehicles in the museum's parking lot overnight.
There is a complimentary bike rack located to the left of the front entrance. Please lock up your bike. Overnight bike parking is prohibited.
The safety of MOR members, visitors, volunteers, staff, and its collections is of the highest importance. We work hard to ensure the preservation of our state and country's artifacts and specimens for the enjoyment of generations to come. When you visit MOR, you will discover that we have security measures to ensure your safety and the safety of the objects contained within.
Trained service animals are welcome in the museum while wearing the appropriate service animal vest or identifier.
Pets are not permitted in the museum.
Emotional support animals are not permitted in the museum.
Museum of the Rockies does not have a restaurant onsite. A couple of restaurants are located nearby.
Food and beverages may not be consumed anywhere in the museum except for in the main lobby, downstairs lobby, or outside.
Bagged lunches must be stowed away at all times while visiting the museum and must only be eaten in the downstairs lobby or on the Bair Plaza (weather permitting). The museum has no refrigerated storage for lunches.
Vending machines are located in the lower level lobby.
Bottle water is not permitted in the exhibition halls, Hager Auditorium, or Taylor Planetarium.
There is a water bottle filling station in the main lobby and lower lobby.
Individuals with disabilities who would like to request accessibility accommodation are encouraged to send an email 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.
The museum has two manual wheelchairs available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The museum provides complimentary Wi-Fi access; choose the MSU-Guest network on your device.
No password necessary. This is an open, unencrypted network.
Museum of the Rockies distributes a limited number of complimentary admission passes each year to staff, volunteers, business members, regional non-profits to support their fundraising efforts, and for marketing or public relations campaigns.
New Complimentary Admission Pass Policy
On June 3, 2020, Museum of the Rockies implemented a new complimentary museum pass policy. This policy allows MOR to comply with complimentary admission pass financial tracking control measures and forgery prevention measures.
Complimentary Admission Passes Issued Before January 1, 2021 Have Expired
Due to this new policy (see above), all previously issued complimentary museum or planetarium admission passes (those with no expiration date and those with an expiration date of 12/31/2020 or earlier) expired on December 31, 2020. These passes will no longer be accepted and will not be exchanged for a new pass.
Since 2016, Museum of the Rockies has written or stamped an expiration date on all complimentary museum passes. In the past, we have accepted expired complimentary admission passes or those with no expiration date, but we are no longer able to do so due to our new policy.
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.
Please pack your membership card. Museum of the Rockies is not required to grant benefits to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport visitors’ member data for admission staff to reference.
Lost your membership card? Please contact your home science center or museum for a new card.
The use of tobacco (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, and all other tobacco products) is prohibited on all properties owned or leased by Montana State University.
Museum of the Rockies is on the Montana State University campus so this policy includes our buildings, grounds, and parking lots.
Visitation policies at MOR are designed to protect visitors and staff as well as secure and preserve the collections, facilities, and historic buildings entrusted to MOR care. While on the museum premises, No visitor shall:
The Education section of this website contains all of the information needed to plan for your school field trip.
Volunteers can dedicate their time to many areas at Museum of the Rockies. They are continually learning new skills and taking on new experiences and challenges. Maybe some of the tasks shown below will catch your eye and interest! Use this link to learn more and apply.
Due to temporarily limited resources, the museum is unable to consider future facility rental requests. As soon as this changes, we will be happy to consider your request, however, we are unable to maintain a waitlist. Please check the Facility Rental page on this website periodically as it will be updated as soon as possible. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.