Research has shown that the younger children are when they are first exposed to science, the better thinkers they will become as they mature. One of the best predictors of if adults will visit museums is whether they were taken to a museum as a child (Falk & Dierking, 2000). Thus family visits represent the future for museums. With this in mind, the museum offers a variety of family programming to children of all ages about science, culture, and history as we strive to promote lifelong learning.
Museum of the Rockies is Bozeman's Best Place for Family Fun, for multiple years running! For a current listing of program dates, please visit the calendar page of this website.
Designed to spark an interest in museum learning, these family programs engage all ages in hands‐on, educational activities through age‐appropriate lessons, games, and crafts. These programs are designed for families with children in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and bring the museum’s exhibits and collections to life.
Museum of the Rockies is a proud partner in many community events. From children's activities at the Bogert Farmer's Market to annual parade entries for the Sweet Pea Festival and engaging interpretive tables at the Bridger Raptor Fest, MOR reaches out beyond the walls of the museum.
During the summer months, enjoy daily and weekly drop-in programs designed to enhance exhibit content.