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Mission & Vision


VISION

ENGAGE  INSPIRE  DISCOVER
We envision a world where all are inspired to engage in life-long learning and the process of discovery.

MISSION

Museum of the Rockies inspires life-long learning in science, history, culture, and art; advances knowledge through collections, research and discovery; and presents engaging, vibrant exhibits and educational opportunities. Museum of the Rockies brings the world to Montana and shares Montana with the world.

VALUES     

Integrity.  
We are committed to the highest standards of professional ethics, scholarship, research, curation, education, outreach, and engagement.

Curiosity.
We are inquisitive and inspire our audience to engage in the process of discovery and learning.

Ingenuity. 
We value and encourage creativity, innovation, and resourcefulness.

Leadership.
As a world-class research facility and regional history museum, we anticipate and lead change while striving to meet the needs of our diverse communities.

Excellence.    
We recognize and honor the intrinsic reward and inspirational value of excellence in all we do.

Entrepreneurship.
We remain open to opportunities and know that responsible risk can yield remarkable results.   

Collaboration.
We develop and encourage mutually beneficial collaboration that helps further the museum's mission.

Stewardship.
We practice ethical and fiscal accountability and strive for transparency and careful stewardship of resources, including collections, staff, facilities, and donations.

Sustainability.
We ensure the museum's future with robust financial management of income and expenses; and strong, effective philanthropy and endowment development.