Updated March 30, 2020 | 3:25 p.m.
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Museum of the Rockies remains temporarily closed to the public until further notice. We value our community, members, visitors, staff, and volunteers, and thank them during these challenging times.
We invite our members and the public to engage with the museum through a range of videos, lessons, and activities located on our Online Learning webpage and posts on our social media channels.
Museum staff are working from home and are available via email.
Please stay safe and well. We will post any updates to this page.
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 on April 1 to share Montana with the World and the World with Montana – and our wonderful changing 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.
Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, a college-level division of Montana State University, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and a repository for state and federal fossils. MOR is recognized as one of the world's finest research and history museums. It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the mounted Montana's T. rex skeleton!
MOR delights visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, permanent indoor and outdoor regional history exhibits, planetarium shows, educational programs, insightful lectures, benefit events, and a museum store.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, MOR is one of 1,070 museums to hold this distinction from the more than 33,000 museums nationwide. The museum is also a member of The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program and the Montana Dinosaur Trail.
Now – May 22, 2020
Museum & Store | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Martin Children's Discovery Center | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Annual Museum Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Early Closures: We will close early at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
May 23, 2020 – September 7, 2020
Museum | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Museum Store | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Martin Children's Discovery Center | 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Living History Farm | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
With your admission, you will receive a non-transferable admission sticker that gives you unlimited access to the museum for two consecutive days. All exhibits and attractions are included in the price of admission. The museum accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. There is not a one-day admission rate.
Kids (age 5 – 17): $9.50
Children (age 4 and under): Free
Senior Citizens (age 65+): $13.50
Montana State University Students: $10 (with valid ID)
Photography: The museum permits still and video photography for noncommercial use only in its exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. For the safety of our visitors and collections, the use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time. Working members of the media, marketing agencies, freelancers, and others wishing to take still and video photography for commercial (non-personal) use must obtain prior permission from the museum’s Director of Marketing and must be escorted by a museum staff member while in the building.
Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the museum for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on the museum's website, social media platforms, and other marketing efforts.
Questions? Visit our FAQ page.
If you plan to visit Museum of the Rockies more than two or three times in the next 12 months, we highly suggest that you consider becoming a member. Most memberships will pay for themselves by your third visit. Please take advantage of our amazing benefits and the year-round value by becoming a member today!