Open Daily | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The museum is open year-round except for five days. We will be closed on September 16 & 17, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. The museum will close early on Christmas Eve Day. Days that the museum is open and our hours of operation are subject to change throughout the year.
We have limited daily admission capacity due to COVID-19 directives from the Gallatin City-County Health Department. Visitation tends to spike around weekends, holidays, and exhibit openings.
Walk-in visitors and members are welcome as long as the museum has not reached its daily capacity limit. To guarantee access to the museum on a specific day, please make a reservation.
Most guests spend up to three hours at the museum. We welcome you to stay longer as there are many exhibition halls to explore.
Face Mask Requirement: All guests are required to bring and wear a face mask or face covering that covers your nose and mouth at all times. This face mask requirement is supported by guidance from the Board of Regents of the Montana University System and the Gallatin City-County Board of Health's mask requirement. Children under the age of five (5) and those who cannot physically remove a face covering without assistance, or those who have requested and received a necessary accommodation are not required to wear a face covering. However, all children between the ages of two and four are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
Please stay with your group and maintain six (6) feet of social distancing inside the museum.
Upon entry to the museum and the museum store, please use the provided hand sanitizer. There will be numerous hand sanitizer stations located throughout the museum.
The museum adheres to strict cleaning and safety protocols. Visitors taking off their face mask or not wearing it over their mouth and nose will be asked to wear them properly. Visitors not adhering to the museum's safety protocols may be asked to leave the museum.
If you do not feel well on the day of your planned visit, please stay home. If you have purchased tickets, please call 406.994.2251 extension 2 to reschedule your visit.
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)
Adult (Age 65+)
Adult (Age 18 – 64)
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. Overflow parking for RVs and buses is also complimentary and available on the grassy area located just north of our parking lot (weather permitting). Overnight parking is prohibited.
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 (except trained service animals) are not permitted in the museum. Emotional support animals are not permitted in the museum.
Many photos used in this website were taken prior to MOR’s mask-wearing policy and should not be viewed as a change to this policy.
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.
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:
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 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.