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Museum of the Rockies

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Address: 600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717-2730
Phone Number:
+1 406-994-2251
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University is a Smithsonian...

Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University is a Smithsonian Affiliate, recognized as one of the world's finest research and history museums. It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including a 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.

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Great edutainment.

If you are even remotely interested in dinosaurs, natural or cultural history, or general knowledge, the Museum of the Rockies is for you. We went as an extended family, covering... read more

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Encinitas, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are even remotely interested in dinosaurs, natural or cultural history, or general knowledge, the Museum of the Rockies is for you. We went as an extended family, covering a wide range of ages and interests, and everyone enjoyed the indoor and outdoor exhibits, the video presentations, the lectures, the whole experience.

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Billings, Montana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The dinosaur exhibits truly are world class. Montana has some of the best T-Rex finds ever and the folk at this museum are a significant part of those finds. In addition to the dinosaurs, the museum has changing exhibits covering a variety of subjects/interests. Some of these exhibits have come from overseas and the Museum of the Rockies has been... More 

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Sterling Heights, MI
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tremendous natural history and cultural museum concentrating on the prehistoric history and the more modern western cultural history of the region also. Extensive and well explained collection of dinosaur artifacts.

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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bozeman, Montana is known for spectacular "Big Sky" scenery, skiing, proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Montana State University, but don't miss the Museum of the Rockies where you can go back in time to Jurassic Park, pioneer life, or gaze at the wonders of the heavens in its Planetarium. The Museum of the Rockies is one of so many impressive... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our visit to the Museum of the Rockies. The layout was excellent and the interactive displays were great for the whole family. The highlights were the dinosaur fossils and the exhibit of live crocodiles. This is definitely a place we will visit over and over!

Thank Lauralee3
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by here before our flight out of Bozeman, so happy we did! Western history was highlighted along with the Croc exhibit and all the dinosaurs (some of the original Montana locals ;) ), for a well read couple in our mid-thirties, we learned a lot! It's not a huge museum, but that's good if you don't have a lot... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent museum with huge dinosaur relics and indian artifacts. Gift shop, planetarium with hourly shows that provided an educational overview of the geographic region and history. MSU students actively work on artifacts and produce replicas seen in the museum. The dinosaurs are worth the trip alone.

Thank Dawmsmirh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting in the middle of a very hot area for collecting and exploration sits this great museum featuring many exhibits relating to dinosaurs.. Your entry ticket also gets you into the planatarium for a movie which rotates to different topics during the day. Allow at least 3 hours to do it right .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am usually not a huge fan of museums but this was very well organized and had great dinosaur exhibit. All of it was interesting and very clean and not too bad crowd wise.

Thank Matt2686
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit! This place has it all for those who love Natural History! Spent almost 3 full hours just trying to see everything. I would highly recommend saving the dinosaur exhibits for last as they were the most impressive. Lots of activities and exhibits for kids too.

Thank Nicolemarie017

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