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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

One Woman, One Vote Film Screening
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Museum of the Rockies for a film screening of the PBS Experience documentary One Woman, One Vote, followed by a panel discussion about the film and Women's Suffrage. 

MOR is pleased to host the Extreme History Project lecture series that encourages public understanding of the way our history has shaped our present. Speakers will take a fresh look at intriguing historical topics. Visit museumoftherockies.org for full lecture descriptions.  In the Beginning: The Early History of the American Women's Suffrage Movement - Part 2, presenter Corky Bush

Jeannette Rankin: Visible and Invisible Legacy
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Joan Hoff, Research Professor of History at Montana State University, explores Jeannette Rankin's impact on the American peace movement - from her very visible work in the 1920s and 1930s and later against the war in Vietnam, to her invisible legacy of pacifism that came to naught. Since her death in 1973, pacifism - at  least the kind that Rankin lobbied for, voted for, and marched for -  has not succeeded in preventing any American wars or large-scale military actions. The strength of Rankin as a pacifist is presented in stark contrast to the ineffectiveness of the peace movement in the United States.

Cosmic Colors - A new show at MOR's Taylor Planetarium
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color--like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back to your doctor's office. You'll even see the actual color of a dinosaur - based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light! 

Season of Light
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Taylor Planetarium original production, now re-mastered for Digistar 5! We re-mastered our holiday classic for the new digital format last year. If you haven't seen this show in a few years make sure to check out its all-new look! Learn about the many holiday customs that make the winter more festive. Yule logs, Christmas trees, the Hanukkah Menorah, luminaries, Santa Claus - all were taken from different cultures to fill the dark months of the year with more light.