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Museum | Bozeman, MT

Museum of the Rockies | By museum rockies
600 West Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59715
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How Much

$10 - $14

Who

All ages

When

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Contact Info

406.994.3466 Visit Website

Description

The Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is a world-class museum located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Bozeman, Montana. Known for its vast collection of dinosaur fossils, the Museum houses some of the most famous dinosaur specimens in the world including Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

MOR features permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, regional and American Indian history, as well as changing exhibits that focus on “bringing the world to Bozeman.” A planetarium features shows on the night sky, and a living history farm on the Museum grounds is home to magnificent Heirloom Gardens. In 2010, the new Explore Yellowstone: Children's Discovery Center opened as a permanent exhibit designed for children up to 8 years old.

The Museum of the Rockies is both a college-level division of Montana State University and an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, MOR is one of just 776 museums to hold this distinction from the more than 17,500 museums nationwide. The Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a Federal Repository for fossils.

The Museum of the Rockies inspires all age groups - children, families, and adults - to think in new ways, open their minds, and thrive on the adrenaline charge of learning something new.  When you step inside MOR, or visit us online, we invite you to lead with your imagination, explore without limitation, and learn through hands-on discovery.  Come LEARN and PLAY!

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MOR is home to one of the largest and most famous collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. Dinosaur fossils in our collection have all been found in Montana rocks from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Dinosaur dig crews led by paleontologist and curator Jack Horner, science advisor to the Jurassic Park films and the 2011 Fox TV show Terra Nova, excavate fossils which are prepared and studied at the Museum in Bozeman. Some of the most famous dinosaurs in the world such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Deinonychus (very similar to Velociraptor) can be seen on display.

Many of our dinosaur fossils are on display in the Museum, but most of our collection stays in our storage facilities. MOR has the largest collection of T.rex fossils in the world, and Dr. Horner is constantly updating our exhibits based on new research and fossils that are being excavated and studied by his team.

MOR is also a federal repository for fossils, and our collections are considered part of the United States' national treasures.

The Museum is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Bozeman, Montana, just 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. Showcasing one of the largest and most important dinosaur collections in the world, the Museum is a “must-see” destination for any visitor to the area. With a national airport just 15 minutes away, MOR is easy to get to whether you're driving or flying.

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Museum Hours

The Museum is currently open from Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday Noon-5pm.

Summer Hours begin on Memorial Day and end on Labor Day. Summer Hours: 8am-8pm daily. 

Museum Closures

Taylor Planetarium

Showtimes:

All shows and times are subject to change without notice.

Admission

With your admission, you'll receive a non-transferable Museum admission sticker that gives you unlimited access to the Museum for two consecutive days. All exhibits and attractions are included in the price of admission.