To Promote Lifelong Learning about the Greater Yellowstone Region.
Your TwoFly boat entry, sponsorship and/or other donation directly benefits Museum of the Rockies, ensuring that one of Montana’s premier cultural and educational institutions remains vibrant and accessible to all. MOR is one of only 775 museums of the 17,500 nationwide to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is also a Smithsonian affiliate.
Each year, MOR plays host to 150,000 visitors with 2/3rds of them from Montana, and nearly 1/2 of them children. All pre-K through 12th-grade schoolchildren, from public, private, tribal or home school, receive free admission to the Museum when visiting as part of an organized field trip thanks to our Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund. These numbers demonstrate that the Museum is an important resource of information, education and a valuable economic driver for the Gallatin Valley and the state.
More specifically, your participation helps support All Things Yellowstone at the Museum. What does that entail? Well to begin, in July of 2010, MOR opened the Explore Yellowstone: Martin Children’s Discovery Center. This 4,000 square foot Yellowstone-themed exhibit is geared toward children from birth to eight years old. The Discovery Center introduces them to the wonders of America’s first national park in a hands-on, immersive environment that empowers them to discover and fuel a lifelong passion for nature, science and the Yellowstone Experience. The Center features Old Faithful, Mammoth Terraces, Campgrounds, and the Fishing Bridge, where children can learn to fill out a Montana fishing license, fish for native and non-native species, measure their catch and release it back to the river.
Your support helps us to encourage our youngest visitors to lead with their imaginations and to explore without limitation on their path of lifelong learning.
THANK YOU for your support!