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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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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
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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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This is a great place to visit, or have a family pass. The exhibits change almost quarterly and the planetarium is updated often. Day cost for a family of four is a little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit, or have a family pass. The exhibits change almost quarterly and the planetarium is updated often. Day cost for a family of four is a little expensive, but a yearly pass is a great deal.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a child, we had our fascinations with dinosaurs and I was no different growing up in Asia. It was such a fantastic time viewing the exhibits, reading the labels, and watching the conservators at work cleaning the bones. What is amazing too is seeing these creatures - real bones and installed life size - so blessed we are not... More 

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Orinda, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a large museum with a lot of really interesting things to see. We loved the dinosaur stories and learned quite a lot. 15 and 18 year olds loved it!

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Thank Rovetti
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to a number of museums with dinosaurs skeletons and fossils and this is the best exhibit I've seen by far! Multiple bones and skeletons, various types, sizes, ages and excellent explanations of the finds. Great value as tickets are good for two consecutive days and the planetarium/shows and other exhibits in the museum are interesting as well.

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Thank alhchi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent more than 3 hours here with a 2 1/2 year old. Amazing displays that kept our little guy interested. The planetarium had a great presentation that was really informative and held all of our interests. Kids play area was well thought out, very clean and fun for many different ages. The current crocodile exhibit was really fun too. Great... More 

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Great dinosaur exhibits- very informative and loved the progression series exhibits showing the evolution of the triceratops

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Vandalia, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dinosaur fossil collection the museum has was amazing. The giant T-rex that was set-up next to the Triceratops adult and juvenile was the highlight. A great museum for checking out dinosaurs. The museum also had a crocodile exhibit with life crocodiles in it, one of the few museums I have been to with live creatures in their exhibits. They... More 

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Helena, Montana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to take the kids! Learning and fun combined! It has something for everyone- science and history lovers!

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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just magnificent and it is perfect for all ages. I'm doing my Christmas shopping in the gift store this year - incredible selection of intriguing and educational options. We were on a bit of a time crunch and only had an hour so it was jam packed!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of the Rockies is just south of the Montana State University campus and has plenty of free, dedicated parking. It has a number of permanent exhibits and it has been very successful in attracting special exhibits which have only appeared in a few places. One focus is on the way life was in the early days of Montana's... More 

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