Discover the wonders of Museum of the Rockies!
We look forward to providing you with an exceptional experience. Prepare to be inspired, amazed, and enriched by our exhibitions and offerings.
Museum Operating Days and Closures:
The museum, MOR, is open most days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for convenient exploration. Museum closures in 2023 include January 1, October 4-5, November 23, and December 24-25. These closures allow for maintenance, preparations, and holiday observances.
Duration of Visit:
A typical visit to MOR lasts about four hours, though visitors are welcome to stay longer to explore extensive exhibition halls and displays.
Walk-in visitors do not require general admission tickets; members are always welcome. Non-refundable General Admission tickets can be purchased in advance by using this link.
Non-Member Taylor Planetarium Show Pricing: Taylor Planetarium shows are priced at $3 per show per non-members aged 5+. Children aged from birth to 3 can attend a Taylor Planetarium show for free.
Taylor Planetarium Show Tickets: Tickets are available for members and non-members on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the show only and can be obtained at the Front Desk.
Planetarium seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to arrive 10 – 15 minutes early to secure your seat, as the doors close promptly at the top of the hour. Food and beverages are not allowed in the planetarium.
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 (Birth - 4)
Youth (Age 5 – 17)
Montana State University Student, Staff, Faculty, and Blue and Gold Forever Members (with valid ID)
Senior (Age 65+)
Adult (Age 18 – 64)
A group of 10 or more people may request a group visit. Submit your Group Visit Request today.
All Montana schoolchildren may access the museum free of charge during an organized school visit. Learn more and plan your field trip.
Starting at $55, 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.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines "service animal" as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Service animals are not pet. They are working animals who have been trained to perform work or tasks for a person with a disability. The work or task must be directly related to the person's disability.
Examples of such work or tasks include:
Dogs that are not trained to perform tasks that mitigate the effects of a disability, including dogs that are used purely for emotional support, comfort, therapeutic benefit, companionship, are not service animals under the ADA.
A miniature horse may be considered a service animal as defined by the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. Other animals, whether wild or domestic, do not qualify as service animals.
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.