Updated April 27, 2020 | 2:16 p.m.
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Museum of the Rockies has canceled the remainder of the spring 2020 field trip season for all preschool, K-12, and university student field trips. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is a top priority. This is a preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community, members, visitors, staff, and volunteers.
As you continue your educational adventures, we encourage you to explore Museum of the Rockies’ online resources. We are hosting weekly live stream events, and have made videos, lessons, activities, digital collections and exhibits, and much more available to support you! Check back often as we continue to build our new online learning platform to bring the museum’s exhibits, collections, and programs to you.
An announcement about the museum’s field trip program for the 2020 – 2021 school year will be announced in early August 2020.
Updated March 16, 2019 | 5:19 p.m.
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Museum of the Rockies will be closed to the public March 17 through March 31. The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is a top priority. This is a preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community, members, visitors, staff, and volunteers.
Museum staff will continue to work from the museum or from their homes, depending on the nature of their job. They will be available via email or phone. We look forward to reopening April 1st to share Montana with the World and the World with Montana – And our wonderful new exhibit, Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly.
Montana State University (MSU) is closely monitoring COVID-19 with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization and in consultation with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, the Gallatin City-County Health Department, and their own health professionals on campus. MSU campuses will remain open and operational for students. This includes residence halls, dining services, computer labs, and most other campus services. Employees will continue to report to work unless instructed otherwise. Work-from-home accommodations are being developed for individual cases.
We appreciate your patronage and understanding.
School groups from across the state of Montana are admitted free of charge to Museum of the Rockies thanks to generous donations to the Opening Doors for Montana Schoolchildren Fund.
Museum of the Rockies is proud to host, on average, 15,000 school children each year. To be sure all students and teachers have an equal opportunity to engage with our unique exhibits, we require a minimum of three weeks advance notice to create an individualized itinerary that caters to your group's learning outcomes.
In the 2015-2016 school year, MOR hosted 8,770 schoolchildren and their teachers on field trips. Since then, in the past three school years, MOR now welcomes an average of 15,000 students and teachers annually.
To accommodate this growth, our Education team has added staff, streamlined reservation processes, added additional organizational tools on the day of field trips.
How does all this growth impact you as a Montana educator? To support our program growth, please note the following field trip program improvements.
Museum of the Rockies welcomes schools to visit during the following dates:
*Guided tours and special programs have limited availability throughout the school year.
Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly
January 27 – September 13, 2020
To contact the Education office or to request the 2019 - 2020 School Program Guide, please email email@example.com
We look forward to working with you!