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“Outstanding museum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the Rockies

Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman, MT
406-994-2251
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Bozeman
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
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Owner description: Special interest museum that preserves and interprets the natural and cultural history of the Northern Rocky Mountain region in the United States.
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This was an excellent museum--well organized and laid out with a nice combination of interactive activities, displays to see, and movies to watch. We were there for about 3 hours and will need to return to see the parts that we missed.

Visited October 2013
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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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“Great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was a fun little place that my husband and I went to. We took in one of the shows at the Planetarium "Supervolcanoes" Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch which was very neat, it's included with admission and would recommend it. They make an announcement about 5 minutes before they close the doors to the show, so make sure to hustle if you want to catch it, once doors are closed that's it. Lots of great things to see, a couple of ladies behind glass were cleaning some rocks to uncover the mysteries within. I recommend setting a couple of hours aside to walk around and really enjoy what the museum and a show. There's a little gift shop onsite if you want to bring back a trinket, it's located at the entrance to your left as you walk in.

Visited November 2013
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Pullman, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent place to bring your kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

What you should do is become a member of your local science center. You can then use that membership card to go to science centers and community museums all over the US. We did this, and when visiting Bozeman we stopped into the Museum of the Rockies, where we ended up spending three hours. It was 14 bucks each (kids 4 and under free), but it was free for all of us with that card! We saw a show in their planetarium. Very nice. Then did the whole circuit of the museum. There was an outstanding dinosaur exhibit. For the overall size of the museum, that was pretty amazing. There were all sort of other things wild west, Native American exhibits, and a great exhibit highlighting Dr. Caroline McGill. I turns out that Dr. McGill spent all her extra money and time collecting things from the region and saving them for the founding of this museum. She even lived in a former WWII quonset hut for awhile right on the Montana State University campus. Part of the quonset and her livingroom are on display in the museum. It's great to see how one individual who is far-sighted can make such a positive impact on a community.

Visited November 2013
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Bozeman, Montana
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“Outstanding Museum for a small town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit, pioneer history and native american history. Planetarium was fun and exciting. Tinley house is great! Nice gift shop and children's interactive play area. Just wish their was a snack bar or espresso bar, but at least Sola Cafe is close by!

Visited September 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Very informative with great displays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I spent part of our day here. It is not only a museum about dinosaurs and fossils- they have a museum about Yellowstone, a planetarium, and a museum on the native Americans. They are all included with your admission. The dinosaur displays were pretty cool and provided a lot of good information. The planetarium had a movie about Super Volcanoes which was pretty interesting. This is a great place for adults and older kids (there was a lot of reading with the displays and it seemed like the younger children lost interest quickly). We spent about 3 hours here.

Visited October 2013
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