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Museum of the Rockies

Travel back in time 80 million years and see life in a dinosaur nesting colony. Explore a blacksmith’s shop, try out a saddle, peer inside an authentic Native American tipi. Experience homestead life in the Tinsley House. Daily programs at the Taylor Planetarium bring the stars, galaxies, and heavens down to earth before your very eyes. The Martin Discovery Room is a great place for children (pre-school to age 8) to learn to play. Be a time traveler at the Museum of the Rockies, located at the southeast corner of the campus. Call for activities, exhibits and admission fees.

600 W. Kagy Blvd
Bozeman, MT 59717
Telephone: 994-DINO (406-994-2251)


 Museum of the Rockies

Handicapped accessible

Upcoming events in the Museum of the Rockies

Family Grossology Halloween Party
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wear your best costume and create disgusting concoctions like slime. Play with our "microscope-on-a-rope" and check out what your scabs look like on the big screen. Enjoy Halloween crafts, spooky Halloween stories, creepy crawlies from Montana Outdoor Science School and experiments with the Children's Museum of Bozeman and Montana State University's Undergraduate Chemistry Society and Society of Physics Students. Young goblins will receive a treat bag. 

Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Series begins
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cathy Whitlock, professor of earth sciences and MSU director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, will be the speaker as the Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Series resumes in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies (a reception will follow). 

Part of the Archaeological Institue of America Lecture Series. Don't Let This Die With You, Make Sure You Pass This On To Others: Perspectives on First Nation Heritage and Archaeology Over the last twenty years, Dr. Kevin Brownlee (the Curator of Archaeology at the Manitoba Museum) has been engaged in Manitoba archaeology. An Ininew from Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation (Norway House), he is a student of the culturally proficient Elders who have taught him archaeology, history, ethnology and native studies to understand our past, culture and heritage. He also sees himself as a facilitator for the First Nation community helping Metis and Inuit peoples work together to achieve these goals.   

Dinosaur Days Series
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Afterschool Program for children in grades K through 5. Thursdays, October 30 - November 20  Explore dinosaur paleontology with this afterschool series! Through engaging hands-on activities and the Museum's extensive paleontology resources, we'll learn: What's Really a Dinosaur (Oct. 30), Clash of the Titans (Nov. 6), Paleontology Procedures (Nov. 13), and Exhibit Design (Nov 20). Sign up for all or just your favorites! 

IoE Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, visits Montana as part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series.