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“Well kept and professional museum”

Museum of the Rockies
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Bozeman, Montana, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well kept and professional museum”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Since moving to Bozeman MT several years ago, I have visited Museum of the Rockies 4 times. Each of these times, I have enjoyed that the museum has changing exhibits so it is never the same museum of twice. I am not a big museum person (they just don't ever really seem to excite me), however, I have heard from individuals who really enjoy visiting museums that Museum of the Rockies is very nice. The planetarium was probably my favorite part of the visit (each of the 4 times that I have visited); the planetarium was recently remodeled and is very nice. They do have a section of the museum which is geared towards young children and has a room filled with hands on exhibits for the little ones to touch and play with as much as they would like. I did thoroughly enjoy this interactive play space when I brought 2 boys that I nanny. With all this said, the Museum of the Rockies is a nice museum, but I do not visit often as museums are not really my thing. I do highly recommend this as a nice tourist attraction however if you are new to Bozeman, just visiting Bozeman, or are looking for something to do on a rainy day. The Bozeman Public Library also has free passes to the museum that can be reserved by library card holders/Bozeman residents.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Marci C
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Mukilteo, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
459 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“A gem”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you are interested in geology and paleontology this is a must for you when you visit Bozeman. Great exhibits with clear descriptions. Thoroughly enjoyed our few hours there.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Richard R
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Bozeman, Montana
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always Something New”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

This museum is not only partnered with the local university, but also with the Smithsonian and hundreds of other museums internationally. They have access to the most interesting and rare exhibits in the world. There is always something new and exciting whether it's mummies or the butterfly exhibit. Overall the planetarium is always really fun and intriguing for all ages.

Visited August 2013
Thank Amanda H
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Vienna, VA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Museum in a Montana City”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Three things impressed us about this museum: its dinosaur exhibit, its Yellowstone room and its planetarium shows. You also may want to catch the exhibits on the earth’s crust formation as they relate to Montana. We visited in December when the hours were 9-5 Monday-Saturday and 12:30-5:00 on Sunday. The hours are longer between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission: $14; for 8-18 year-olds-$10; discounts for seniors.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Herbert W
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Camby, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice museum for adults and kids”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Nice dinosaur artifacts. Excellent tour guide for the dinosaur. Nice planetarium shows. Attended the special exhibit on Yellowstone Park. Great time for adults and teens.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Andrea H
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