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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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A Destination Museum for Paleontology Buffs

When we were planning our Yellowstone road trip, we wanted to head back west through Montana and spend a couple of days visiting some of the key dinosaur-related sights in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lynnwood, WA
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Lynnwood, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we were planning our Yellowstone road trip, we wanted to head back west through Montana and spend a couple of days visiting some of the key dinosaur-related sights in the state. At the top of that list was a visit to the Museum of the Rockies, and after spending a wonderful, engaging, and educational three plus hours there, we... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting from out of town with a student, the only students who get a student discount are MSU students, all others pay as adults. Since the place is affiliated with the Smithsonian I think they should rethink this policy. So, from the statue of a bronze T-Rex outside of Big Mike, soon to be viewable in person... More 

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Makanda, Illinois
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Easy to locate on the edge of the MSU campus. Highly recommend visiting if for the dinosaur exhibit alone!

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Big Sky, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent museum for the entire family and a good value. There are plenty of dinosaurs, including a full-size T-Rex, and several Triceratops skulls. You will also find a native american exhibit, and indoor displays of life in Montana. Currently, there is a temporary exhibit on Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius. The children's discovery center on the third floor... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably my favorite place to go to when I visit Bozeman. It's fun every time because of the different traveling attractions plus the permanent ones are always great to look at again. They have many different kinds of attractions, dinosaurs, planetarium, time-lines, and even real life outdoor western fun in the summer. Some of the traveling exhibits they... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museum of the Rockies has rotating exhibits which are top quality. In addition there are the tried and true favorite exhibits of Montana, from dinosaurs to homesteading. The hands on children's area is very popular - fun and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're into dinosaurs, you may be here all day. The top floor Yellowstone-themed playground is a hit with young goods. Various traveling exhibits can be exceptionally good for a museum of this size & in its location. Historical exhibits are worthwhile, too. One of the few planetaria in the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I've never seen a planetarium show and it was amazing. Dinosaur displays were incredible. All of the displays were very informative and easy to read and understand.

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Belgrade, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exhibit there now is one of the best Italian Villa that was near Pompeii. We have been to Italy many times, we have seen a lot of museums and felt this exhibit was very detailed and would give someone who has not been there in personal a very good taste of the ruins and history of the land. The... More 

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Great place to take the kids or to go on a solo adventure. Lots of great info about dinosaurs. And has some fun history extras about the area.

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