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Did you know that Museum of the Rockies provides FREE ADMISSION and PARTIAL BUS REIMBURSEMENT to all Montana Schools?

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 groups learning outcomes.



GO TO "VIEW FORM" AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO SUBMIT THE FIELD TRIP REQUEST FORM!

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.

Field Trip Requests

  • NEW! Field trip requests must be made between the following dates:
    • 2019-2020 School Year Field Trips: Requests must be submitted by April 1, 2020
    • Summer 2020 Field Trips: Requests must be submitted between April 15 – August 15, 2020
    • Schools are welcome to submit field trip requests up to one year in advance.
    • MOR is implementing this new policy to support the 70% increase in school group visits in the past three years. Please note that all spring field trip requests must be submitted by April 1, 2020.
       
  • All requests must be submitted online.  
    • Field trip requests must be submitted at least three weeks in advance. 
    • Our Education team will respond to all field trip requests within 2 business days.
    • Please follow-up with our Education team if you do not hear from us within this timeframe. It is possible that we did not receive your request.  

Field Trip Availability

Museum of the Rockies welcomes schools to visit during the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Monday, January 6 – Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Guided tours and special programs have limited availability throughout the school year.  


2019-2020 Guided Tours

Changing Exhibits

Permanent Exhibits



Other Educational Opportunities:

 


To contact the Education office or to request the 2019 - 2020 School Program Guide, please email visitmor@montana.edu

We look forward to working with you! 

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School Field Trip Request

Please complete the following form to request a school field trip to Museum of the Rockies.

Please be aware that completing a request form does not confirm your reservation. Your preferred dates and times may need to be modified based on MOR availability.

Using the information provided, MOR staff will outline a detailed schedule for groups to follow based on your educational goals, and MOR capacity limits and safety procedures. Please be as detailed as possible when completing this form.

Please contact Museum of the Rockies with any questions or concerns:

visitmor@montana.edu
406-994-5257

Thank you for including MOR in your educational adventure!

CONTACT INFORMATION

 
FIELD TRIP REQUEST BASICS

Museum of the Rockies requires three weeks advanced notice for school group reservations.

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STUDENT INFORMATION

*We require one adult for every eight students, and are happy to admit them free of charge. Please remember that chaperones are responsible for students at all times. Additional information can be found under the "Education" tab of our website. Click "Field Trips" to access resources.

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FIELD TRIP ACTIVITIES

For a more detailed description of available activities, check out our School Catalog - located on our website.

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To best build a schedule that supports your educational goals, please select what exhibit(s) you would like to self tour in addition to your Guided Tour selection. Changing Exhibit information can be found at www.museumoftherockies.org

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FIELD TRIP REQUEST AGREEMENT:


I understand that this is a request and not a confirmed reservation.


I understand that it is my responsibility to contact MOR’s Education team if I have not received acknowledgement of my request within 2 business days.


I understand that Montana school children are admitted free of charge with advanced reservations. One teacher and/or chaperone will be admitted free of charge for every 8 students. I understand that my group will be charged for additional adults beyond this ratio.


I understand that a detailed itinerary will be prepared for my group and it is critical that my group follows the assigned schedule.


If my group is late, I understand that changes will be made to our group’s itinerary.


If my group needs to cancel, I will alert MOR’s Education team as soon as possible to allow other groups the opportunity to visit.

 
Thank you for taking the time to complete the Field Trip Request Form.

Thank you! We look forward to working with you to plan an exceptional experience!

 
 
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