Plan Your Visit

Essential Information for Your Museum Experience

Discover the wonders of Museum of the Rockies with daily operating hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please take note of the exceptions mentioned below.

  • MOR remains open year-round, allowing you to explore its treasures at your convenience. However, there are a few days when the museum will be closed. Mark your calendars for the following 2023 dates: January 1, October 4 - 5 November 25, and December 24 - 25. The Living History Farm will be closed on June 21 and 22. These closures provide an opportunity for necessary maintenance, special preparations, or to observe certain holidays. To ensure your plans align with our schedule, be aware that the days the museum is open and our operating hours may be subject to change throughout the year.
  • In addition to the main museum, we invite you to indulge in the captivating shows in the Taylor Planetarium. The planetarium showcases awe-inspiring programs daily, starting at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekends and 12 - 3 p.m. on weekdays. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to secure your spot for a celestial journey.
  • For young explorers, Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center offers the immersive experience of Yellowstone National Park. Discover the wonders of this unique exhibit daily, with operating hours from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. It is important to note that staffing levels may impact these hours, so they are subject to change at any time.
  • Make sure to visit the Museum Store during your visit, where you can find a variety of unique and educational items. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., providing you with an opportunity to browse and purchase mementos that celebrate your experience at MOR.
  • Most visitors find that a visit to MOR encompasses approximately four hours of exploration. However, feel free to stay longer and immerse yourself in the vast exhibition halls and displays that await you. There is so much to discover and learn within our walls.
  • General admission reservations are not required as walk-in visitors and members are always welcome.

We look forward to providing you with an exceptional experience at the Museum of the Rockies. Prepare to be inspired, amazed, and enriched by our exhibitions and offerings.

    Discover the Best of Summer: Exciting Highlights Await

    Discover Da Vinci The Exhibition, a hands-on exploration of the life, art, and research of Leonardo da Vinci. Delve into his intricate inventions, fine art studies, and stunning displays, showcasing his advanced understanding of science, mathematics, and nature. Uncover the artist's mastery in paintings like "The Mona Lisa" and his fascinating studies on anatomy. Developed by Aurea Exhibitions and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this exhibition brings da Vinci's genius to life through full-scale models, multimedia experiences, and informative presentations.

    Immerse yourself in a summer of unparalleled entertainment in the museum's Hager Auditorium. Enjoy exclusive shows, complimentary with admission/membership. Delight in a season of unforgettable visual experiences that will captivate and inspire. Tickets are not required to view these shows.

    1:30 a.m. | The Tale of Horns and Teeth
    12:30 p.m. | Decoding da Vinci
    1:30 p.m. | The Tale of Horns and Teeth
    2:30 p.m. | Decoding da Vinci
    3:30 p.m. | The Tale of Horns and Teeth

    Learn more about these shows.

    Museum of the Rockies presents Summer Solstice in the Rockies: Viva l’Italia!, a festive community celebration on June 22, 2023. Join us for an evening of Italian-inspired activities, farm-to-table dinner, Da Vinci-inspired games, and more. Tickets are available for$95 each, supporting MOR's Access Initiatives. Don't miss this unique event!

    Learn more and purchase tickets.

    General Admission and Taylor Planetarium Pricing

    Museum Member Pricing Details
    : Museum members enjoy complimentary general admission to all exhibitions, shows in the Hager Auditorium, the outdoor Living History Farm, and Taylor Planetarium shows. 

    Non-Member General Admission Pricing Details: Access to all exhibitions, shows in the Hager Auditorium, and the outdoor Living History Farmn is included with general admission.

    Non-Member Taylor Planetarium Show Pricing Details: 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.

    Taylor Planetarium Seating: 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 beverage 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.

    Museum Discounts

    • 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. MOR is not required to grant benefits to visitors who forget their cards. Make sure Museum of the Rockies is not located within 90 miles of your home residence or the science center or museum you belong to. This distance is measured as a linear radius, not a driving distance. ASTC Passport participants wishing to view a show in the Taylor Planetarium will cost $3 per non-member (age 3+), effective May 27, 2023.
    • We offer a 10% AAA general admission discount with a valid AAA membership card.
    • We offer a 10% general admission discount for Active Military personnel with a valid ID.

    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)


    Per Non-Member (Age 5+) per Planetarium show (Effective May 27, 2023)

    Plan a School Field Trip to MOR!

    All Montana schoolchildren may access the museum free of charge during an organized school visit. Learn more and plan your field trip.

    Become a Museum Member for the Best Value! 

    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.

    View the museum's numerous membership levels and join today!


    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.

    Bike Rack

    There is a complimentary bike rack located to the left of the front entrance. Please lock up your bike. Overnight bike parking is prohibited.

    Museum of the Rockies, 600, West Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, 59717, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    Please call 406.944.6618 or send an email to two weeks in advance of your visit.

    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.

    • These new passes have an alpha/numeric tracking barcode and a designated expiration date.
    • To redeem, please give your complimentary admission pass to the front desk upon arrival. An online reservation cannot be made using a complimentary admission pass, so please use it on a walk-in basis.
    • If a new pass is lost, the previously issued pass will be voided, and a replacement pass will be issued from the marketing or membership department. Please allow up to five business days for this replacement pass to be issued.
    • Please make plans to use your complimentary museum pass before it expires. Once expired, MOR will no longer accept the complimentary admission pass. Expired passes will not be exchanged for new admission passes.

    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.

    Non-commercial Use:

    • The museum permits still and video photography for non-commercial use only, unless otherwise posted. MOR does not permit the use of its name, image, or collections for commercial purposes without prior approval.
    • For the safety of our visitors and collections, the use of drones, tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks, staging equipment, and/or lighting enhancements is not permitted at any time.
    • Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the museum for educational and promotional uses, including but not limited to the museum's website and other marketing initiatives.

    Commercial Use:

    • Working members of the media and those wishing to take or use photos or video for commercial use must complete & submit the museum’s film/photography permit to be reviewed for potential approval by the museum's Director of Marketing. Proof of insurance and a location fee will be required.
    • Please submit requests to film, photograph, or record audio at least 14 days in advance of the event whenever possible. Completing the permit does not ensure that permission to film, photograph, or record audio will be granted.
    • All permitted must be escorted by a museum staff member while in the building.

    Contact the Director of Marketing via email or 406.992.2652.

    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.

    • Strollers / Double strollers
    • Cameras
    • Mobility aids (wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc.)
    • Service animals (not pets or emotional support animals)

    • Firearms / ammunition
    • Knives (including pen, pocket or "Swiss Army"-style knives)
    • Aerosol cans (including pepper spray and Mace)
    • Pets and emotional support animals (except service animals)
    • Tripods
    • Monopods
    • Selfie sticks
    • Backpacks / Large bags / Daypacks
    • Luggage
    • Cigarettes or E-cigarettes
    • Skateboards / scooters

    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:

    • Carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed on the premises. The prohibition on firearms applies to all visitors, including those with firearm permits, but not to active law enforcement personnel authorized to carry firearms. Note: Kirpans (ceremonial knives) are religious articles of faith often worn by Sikhs. These knives are permitted in the museums as long as the blades are 4 inches or less in length, consistent with Montana and Federal laws.
    • Display or carry placards, signs, or banners
    • Destroy, damage, or remove property
    • Climb upon any part of a building
    • Use loud, abusive, or otherwise improper language
    • Loiter, sleep, or participate in unwarranted assemblies
    • Create any hazard to persons or things
    • Perform obscene or indecent acts
    • Engage in disorderly conduct
    • Use, possess, or sell illegal drugs
    • Bring dogs or other animals, other than service animals
    • Take photographs for advertising or any other commercial purpose
    • Solicit for commercial or charitable purposes or distribute advertisements, pamphlets, handbills, and flyers.
    • Injure or disturb any exhibit or research animal by any means except to secure personal safety
    • Pet, attempt to pet, handle, move, or remove exhibit or research animals
    • Feed exhibit animals, except in strict accordance with authorized signs
    • Catch, attempt to catch, trap, remove or kill any free-roaming animals inhabiting the premises
    • Go over, under, between, or otherwise cross any guardrail, fence, moat, wall, or any other safety barrier
    • Seat, stand, or hold children over any safety barrier
    • Throw or toss rocks, or any other missiles into, from, or while on the premises
    • Engage in ball games, or any athletic activity, except in places as may be officially designated for such purposes
    • Smoke or carry lighted cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, or pipes into MOR building, or to have a fire of any kind on the premises
    • Damage, deface, pick, or remove any herb, shrub, bush, tree, or turf, or portion thereof

    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.