Museum of the Rockies

Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman: Hours, Address, Museum of the Rockies Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of the Rockies
4.5
Natural History Museums • Science Museums • Observatories & Planetariums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University is a Smithsonian Affiliate, recognized as one of the world's finest research and history museums. It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including a T. rex skeleton! MOR delights visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, permanent indoor and outdoor regional history exhibits, planetarium shows, educational programs, insightful lectures, benefit events, and a museum store. The Museum Store sells healthy snacks such as juice, yogurt, nuts, and string cheese. Snack and beverage vending machines are located in the lower lobby. There are numerous cafes and restaurants nearby.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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welltraveled_9
Tyrone, PA189 contributions
A small museum great for families
May 2021 • Couples
This is a small museum with a little bit of everything from fossils, Indian culture, dinosaurs, carriages. Ample parking and an excellent opportunity for family fun with some very good displays and educational. You tour on your own in a walk through.
Written May 6, 2021
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kbphotography85
Nashville, TN350 contributions
Cool Musuem
Apr 2021
Very informative museum. Love how the dinosaurs were found in Montana, I didn't realize some were found in the state or right in Livingston. I visited with my Mom and I liked the changing exhibit on the main floor, it was of reptiles and fish of the seas when we were there. I had just finished watching the Godzilla movies and the skeletons reminded me of the monsters in that film. Depending on the changing exhibits I'd visit again. If your kids love dinosaurs then this is a must!
Written May 5, 2021
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Steffi2573
Amarillo, TX31 contributions
Amazing
Apr 2021 • Solo
The dinosaur collection is wonderful and the atmosphere is awesome! There are exhibits for Yellowstone history and Native America history also.
Written April 24, 2021
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ChrisMcNeil
171 contributions
Dramatically Designed and Inspirational Museum
Mar 2021
My son and I had some spare time during a short trip to Bozeman to see Yellowstone National Park, and we filled the time with a visit to the Museum of the Rockies. It was a nice 30 minute walk from downtown Bozeman, and when we got to the Museum we found it open and active (this was during the latter part of the COVID-19 pandemic, so masks and distancing were part of the deal).

The displays were impressive, and really accessible. The lighting highlighted the structures, and the graphic histories that accompanied the exhibits were clear and informative. Particularly interesting were the exhibits of First Nation habitats and experiences.
Written April 5, 2021
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Amy
Hayden Lake, ID4 contributions
Took 6 year old boy
Mar 2021
The exhibits were wonderful, especially the visiting Creatures of the Sea and their normal dinosaur exhibits. Wish the had a map posted though so we knew where to spend our time.
Written March 27, 2021
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Lorena K
16 contributions
Great Family Destination
Mar 2021
Fantastic exhibits. The staff is very enthusiastic. Some of the best dinosaur displays I've ever seen. Planetarium is wonderful! Once is not enough. I'd go again!
Written March 25, 2021
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Woodson64
Franklin, TN15 contributions
Fantastic paleontology exhibits.
Mar 2021
Montana is ground zero for paleontology and the museums dinosaur collection is fantastic. A great way to spend a few hours in Bozeman. I also enjoyed the early Montana and Native American exhibits.
Written March 2, 2021
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Ana E
San Diego, CA117 contributions
Well worth the visit!
Feb 2021
We had a few hours before our flight home so decided to take an Uber from the airport and head to the Museum of the Rockies. We were so glad we did. The dinosaur display was unbelievable! We highly recommend a stop here if you are in Bozeman!
Written February 6, 2021
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davyd83
Marquette, MI942 contributions
Amazing
Dec 2020
This was a great trip to our prehistoric past and the price was fantastic. I highly recommend a trip through the museum!
Written December 5, 2020
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PRECIOUS TRAVELS
Big Sky, MT133 contributions
Super informative!
Oct 2020 • Friends
Despite COVID regulations, the museum is very enjoyable, informative and definitely a place to return back to because there’s so much to see! The Japanese woodblock prints’ exhibit gave insight to Japanese culture in a comprehensive yet concise way; Montana early years exhibit provided background to visitors and residents alike; and the Indigenous people’s exhibit is necessary in acknowledging the very grounds the museum sits on! Check it out! Adult, kids or a group. Highly recommended on a rainy/snowy day!
Written November 17, 2020
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