Research has shown that the younger children are when they are first exposed to science, the better thinkers they will become as they mature. One of the best predictors of if adults will visit museums is whether they were taken to a museum as a child (Falk & Dierking, 2000). Thus family visits represent the future for museums. With this in mind, the Museum offers a variety of family programming to excite children of all ages about science, culture, and history as we strive to promote lifelong learning.
Museum of the Rockies is Bozeman's Best Place for Family Fun, two years running!
MOR Family Days
Designed to spark an interest in Museum learning, MOR Family Days engage families in hands‐on, educational activities through age‐appropriate lessons, games, and crafts. MOR typically hosts 4‐6 Family Days per year, free to our more than 6,000 household members and included with paid admission for our visitors. Usually held on Saturdays, MOR Family Days are geared toward families with children in pre‐kindergarten‐8th grade, and consist of a 2‐3 hour block of programming during which the Museum’s Education Department works to bring both the Museum’s permanent and changing exhibits to life.
Museum of the Rockies is a proud partner in many community events. From children's activities at the Bogert Farmer's Market to annual parade entries for the Sweet Pea Festival and engaging interpretive tables at the Bridger Raptor Fest, MOR reaches out beyond the walls of the Museum.
Drop-In Family Programs
During the summer months, enjoy daily and weekly drop-in programs designed to enhance exhibit content.
For a current listing of program dates, please visit the Calendar page of this website.