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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.
10.19.13 Family Grossology Halloween Party
Family Grossology Halloween Party Saturday, October 19| 2 – 5pm | Free with Museum admission Wear your best costume and create fake w... more >
10.30.13 Chinese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: New Horizons and Basement Excavations
Please join us for an evening with Dr. Stephen Little, Curator of Asian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.This lecture explores th... more >
11.02.13 AgVenture Family Day
Saturday, November 2 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Free with Museum admission MSU Agricultural Education invites youth of any age to learn about agri... more >
11.07.13 Extreme History Project Lecture Series
Taking Action: A Political History of Women in Montana Presenter: Diane Sands Women have always been actors in Montana's political history.... more >
11.09.13 Welcome to Yellowstone! Family Day
Welcome to Yellowstone Family Day Saturday, November 9| 10am – Noon | Free with Museum admission Explore MOR's Welcome to Yellowstone... more >
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The Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund ensures the Museum remains accessible to all K-12 public, private, tribal and home schoolchildren in Montana. This important fund covers admission fees and helps alleviate field trip costs for the thousands of students who visit each year. If you'd like to help continue this invaluable legacy of learning, please Donate Here. Select "Montana Schoolchildren Fund" as your designation.
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Start taking advantage of great membership benefits today like members-only exhibit previews, discounts in the Store, and much more. We hope you'll join our Museum family by becoming a member.
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 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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