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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
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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 much to see inside and out

The museum has many areas of interest on display, if you like history, or the natural would you will not be disappointed. There is so much to see, it is wonderful that they offer... read more

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has many areas of interest on display, if you like history, or the natural would you will not be disappointed. There is so much to see, it is wonderful that they offer a second day free. Be sure to leave time to visit the farm house and land around the building.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit landed us in town on one of those days that few venues were open so we headed over to see Big Mike the dinosaur. First of all save yourself a bit of hassle on a school day & direct your Mapquest around the University. the students own the street & push their rights in a not to friendly... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not much to say because there was not much to see. Paid 14.50 to get in, spent about an hour. Maybe it didn't seem as great because we were used to the museum in Drumhellar??

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent dinosaur exhibition with many locally found specimens. I also found the local history exhibition very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This. Museum is filled with great exhibits! Very impressive for a small town! The dinosaur exhibit is as good as the one in the big cities !

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Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So we had to go see it and visit her. This has been an interest of mine for years and they did an excellent job of laying it all out for the public to get a real understanding and feel for life back then. That exhibit alone is a must see for anyone. The whole museum is very well laid... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in Bozeman to see this museum and were not disappointed. Not only did we see an excellent display of dinosaur bones but historic items from the local history and a display of artifacts from Pompeii. We only had a couple of hours to spend here due to our travel schedule but you could easily spend more time here.... More 

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Northern Virginia, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinosaurs are the main attraction here. Don't stop in the first room and spend a half hour there thinking that's the best there is - keep moving and you'll see amazing sights as you move on. The triceratops room was simply stunning. The gift shop was pretty good - I bought my daughter a reproduction t-rex claw there that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of the Rockies has long been on my bucket list. It does not disappoint. They have an amazing collection of many dinosaur bones at a truly world class level. Primarily, this is because Montana is a natural fossil collection area. It also has a very commendable philosophy of not just collecting the large "trophy"pieces, but the entire string... More 

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Almere, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is certainly a must-see when you are in Bozeman. It has a great collection of fossils and skeletons of pre-historic animals, but also outside a great impression of a homestead, including showing the live on a homestead by examples. Great for kids and adults!

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