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Museum of the Rockies

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Address: 600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717-2730
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+1 406-994-2251
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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If you got an hour or 6-hours....check it out! Great dino exhibit and special exhibits. They could change out the Montana regional history a bit...same thing all the time. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you got an hour or 6-hours....check it out! Great dino exhibit and special exhibits. They could change out the Montana regional history a bit...same thing all the time. I liked the Pompey exhibit. Worth the visit for locals and tourist.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a world class dinosaur museum that was the template for the one at the Smithsonian. It is just spectacular. Lots of one-of-a-kind displays. They also have a local history section, a Yellowstone Park memorabilia section, a American Indian section and always feature a traveling display on everything from Napoleon to alligators. This place is NEVER boring and also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good dinosaur exhibit and the historic Montana stuff is great. Always a rotating exhibit in the front, so that's fun for a little change

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids loved it. Pioneer and Native American displays were really good. The dinosaurs were fantastic. Largest Tyronnasaur Rex's ever found! A ton of whatever they call Stegasourus now.

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bozeman, mt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly large number of fossil exhibits and man-made exhibits with travelling exhibits shown and rotated every few months. Looking forward to the crocodilian one to come this spring. Past ones included a huge throng of live frogs and also photographic exhibits from National Geographic. Summer is the best time, the old homestead with the family actors show what it was... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice museum. Not an all day event though. Only spent half day and definitely had our fill. Get there early to avoid all the out of control kids for sure. Glad we went but once was enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit occurred on the last day of the Pompeii exhibit and it was fantastic. The planetarium production was excellent as well. We purchased a membership for a year. It will take a few visits to take it all in. All in all well worth the time .

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Alicia T, Director of Marketing at Museum of the Rockies, responded to this review

Dear FxFxrPA-C, Thank you for the wonderful review! We love to hear that you enjoyed the Villas of Oplontis exhibit, and we hope you will be able to come see our next traveling exhibit, CROCS! opening February 25th, 2017! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GO! Take the entire family. This place was very interesting and my entire family loved it. It's like stepping into Jurassic park... well except everything is fossilized. :0)

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Alicia T, Director of Marketing at Museum of the Rockies, responded to this review

Dear Dez N., Thank you for the wonderful review! We are excited to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable visit, and we hope you all can visit again soon! More 

Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place for kids. It offers so much history and unlocks excitement. If you are in the Bozeman area this is a must see stop.

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Alicia T, Director of Marketing at Museum of the Rockies, responded to this review

Dear Cherie_Stordahl, Thank you for the five-star review! At the Museum of the Rockies, we do our best to be a family-friendly institution, and we love to hear that people of all ages enjoy coming here to learn. We hope you can visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here before but this time they had a special exhibit of Egypt. It was well worth the trip and I learned so much. It was the last few days it was there.

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Alicia T, Director of Marketing at Museum of the Rockies, responded to this review

Dear Beth F., Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the traveling exhibit, and we hope you can come again this summer for our next exhibit, CROCS! More 

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