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Museum of the Rockies

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Address: 600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717-2730
Phone Number: +1 406-994-2251
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University is a Smithsonian...

Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is recognized as one of the world’s finest research and history museums. Known for its collection of dinosaur fossils, including a real, fossilized T. rex skeleton, and its permanent regional history exhibits, MOR also thrills visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, the Martin Children’s Discovery Center, the Living History Farm – a historically accurate, working 1890s Montana homestead open every summer, and the Taylor Planetarium, featuring a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Visit us and experience MOR.

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So many T-Rex in one place! Planetarium too.

We added this to our itinerary when we decided to fly into Bozeman for a drive into Yellowstone. It did not disappoint! This museum has a great collection of T-Rex skulls... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We added this to our itinerary when we decided to fly into Bozeman for a drive into Yellowstone. It did not disappoint! This museum has a great collection of T-Rex skulls descending by age. There are quite a few life-size skeletons of T-Rex, triceratops, velociraptors. It's really educational that the museum has a university student who wheels around a cart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I learned a great deal about Montana's natural history-things we had no idea about! The museum, in conjunction with the university, is doing up to the date research on dinosaurs and we were fascinated by all the bones etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually go weekly to this museum. The Sensational Babies class is included in membership and held once a week and is simply amazing. Every week, volunteers teach and stimulate the young minds of the children through a wide variety of activities, books and songs. The permanent exhibits are thorough and entertaining. The temporary exhibit rotates a few times per... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum that appeals to all ages. Worth th $15 to get in. We'll laid out and excellent explanations of what you are looking at. Only disappointment was the Planetarium which is out dated technically.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did my research before a 10 day road trip and put this one on the list. The day before was a longer tour day from the Tetons north and the Museum of the Rockies gave us an enjoyable break. It is not the Smithsonian. It is a great state level experience which showcases well the dinosaurs found in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful museum and planetarium on the college campus. I especially loved the homestead with gardens and volunteers in period clothing working , cooking, sewing with authentic machinery from the time period .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was fantastic. We planned to go for an hour or so ( I mean, just a museum in Bozeman!) and stayed for 4 hours. Not only was there a fantastic exhibit of dinosaur paleontology, but also a tremendous western/Indian section and a visiting exhibit of a Villa excavated near Pompeii. Then add a planetarium where we watched two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has dinosaurs, galaxy, and Yellowstone exhibits. I came here on Sat. Sept. 24 to enjoy the Pompeii exhibit which will end Dec. 2016. It is one of 3 states that with showcase Pompeii. Staff and volunteers are very accommodating and helpful. When you buy your ticket, it is good for 2 consecutive days! Go on a weekend because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gem! Excellent displays and information about dinosaurs, native Americans and geology of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Recent American history exhibits, and truly world class palaeontology focus. Well worth at least a half day visit

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