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A photo collage of safety protocols for the museum.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has left an indelible mark on lives and businesses. MOR is no exception. We are excited to welcome you back to engage with and explore our world-class exhibitions. The museum values the safety and health of our members, visitors, and staff, and we are following Gallatin County, Montana, and Federal COVID-19 operating policies and cleaning standards.

Because of these new standards, a few of our visitation policies have been modified.

  • The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • MOR will admit a limited number of guests inside the museum each day.
  • To guarantee access to the museum, please make a reservation online
    • If availability allows, walk-in guests will be admitted. 
    • Reservations can be made two weeks in advance.
    • Please refer to the below ADMISSION section for redeeming non-expired complimentary museum passes and your ASTC Travel Passport membership.
  • Please bring and wear a mask or face-covering. It will be required during your visit. Museum staff will also be wearing masks.
    • This requirement does not apply to children under the age of two (2) or to individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition.
  • Please stay with your group and maintain six (6) feet of social distancing inside the museum.
  • Please note that if you don't feel well on the day of your visit, please contact us at 406.994.2251 to reschedule your visit.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Your support for Museum of the Rockies is essential to continuing world-renowned research and collections, vital educational outreach programs, rich and varied exhibitions.
 

Admission

Please see below for MOR's one-day admission rate. Rates are subject to change at any time. Additional discounts are temporarily suspended while we are offering this reduced admission price. Tickets are non-refundable. If you have a ticket(s) and do not feel well, please call 406.994. 2251 to reschedule.

Members: Free
All Adults age 18+: $9
Youth age 5 – 17: $5
Child Under age 5: Free
Montana State University Students, Faculty, & Staff: $5 (with valid ID)

All school field trips, including summer school visits, are suspended until the fall.

As a member of a science center or museum participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you are eligible for complimentary general admission for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18. This ASTC Passport program will be administered on a walk-in basis only and not available for ticket pre-purchase.

Complimentary museum passes given out within the past three years, that display our alpha-numeric tracking code, and have not expired, can be redeemed on a walk-in basis. Previously issued complimentary passes that do not display our recently implemented alpha-numeric tracking code, or have expired, will no longer be accepted.

We greatly appreciated the continued patronage of our members while the museum was closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. For questions regarding an annual museum membership, please email members@montana.edu.

 

What is Available at MOR

At this time, the exhibition halls and the Museum Store are available at the museum.

The following remain temporarily closed or suspended: Martin Children’s Discovery Center, Taylor Planetarium, Hager Auditorium, board and classrooms, Living History Farm, tours, and events.

Please view and download the museum map before arrival as paper maps will not be distributed.

 

To Visit MOR

Masks/Face coverings are a must
All museum staff, members, and visitors must bring and wear a face-covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while at the museum. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of two (2) or to individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering due to a medical condition.

Masks will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

The use of a face-covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on the museum premises. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Social Distancing
Maintain a safe six (6) feet minimum distance from others. If you come in a small group, please stay together.

Limiting Access
To ensure we are maintaining group control and safe distancing measures, we will allow a limited number of people inside Museum of the Rockies each day.

Scheduling Your Time
We ask that everyone reserve/schedule their visit online until further notice because we have limited access. If availability allows, walk-in members and visitors will be admitted. For assistance with ticketing, call 406.994.2251 Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cleaning and Hand Sanitizing Stations
The museum values the safety and health of our visitors, and we are following the Montana and Federal COVID-19 cleaning standards.

Upon entry to the museum and the museum store, please use the hand sanitizer provided. There will be numerous hand sanitizer stations located throughout the museum.

Be Well
We want you to be well so that we can share our exhibitions with our members and the public. If you have a fever, cough, chills, runny nose, etc., we ask you to PLEASE STAY HOME.

We can always reschedule your visit, so please do not put yourself or others in jeopardy. We are asking this of our staff, as well. 

For everyone's safety, please do not drop in on the museum staff. Please arrange an appointment or a virtual meeting. We miss you and will see you soon! 

If you have a ticket(s) and on the day of your visit you do not feel well, please call 406.994.2251 to reschedule your visit. 

Food
Food and beverages may not be consumed anywhere in the museum except for in the main lobby, lower lobby, and outside on the Bair Plaza. Snacks are available for purchase in the Museum Store. Vending machines are located in the lower lobby.

Service Animals
Trained service animals are welcome in the museum while wearing the appropriate service animal vest or identifier. Pets are not allowed.

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in and around the museum.

Wheelchairs & Strollers
We have manual wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and available at the front desk.

Please bring your stroller to the museum. Double strollers can navigate through MOR.

Parking
Parking is complimentary during regular business hours for museum visitors only. Overnight parking is prohibited. RV and Bus parking for museum visitors only is available on the east side of our parking lot or the overflow parking grassy area to the north of our parking lot if the east side parking lot is full. The overflow grassy parking area is not accessible when there is snow on the ground. 

Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities who would like to request accessibility accommodation are encouraged to send an email to visitmor@montana.edu as far in advance as possible.

Backpacks & Bags
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags into the museum. The museum does not store luggage for visitors.

Photography & Videography
The museum permits still and video photography for noncommercial use only in its exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. The use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not allowed at any time for the safety of our visitors and collections.

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.

Field Trip or School Requests
All school field trips are suspended until the fall.

Facility Rental Requests
All facility rentals are suspended until further notice.

Group Visits
MOR will follow the permissible maximum group guideline directives for large gatherings at the museum. All groups including large families, organized activities and programs, camps, clubs, and tour groups are required to make a reservation online to guarantee access to the museum.

Group discounts are not available at this time.

Starting June 1, 2020, groups of 50 or more people are suspended until further notice.