|600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
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We LOVED visiting the Museum of the Rockies! We came all the way from Fresno, CA to visit the Museum of the Rockies (last week) ... visiting this museum (and Dr. Horner -- what a thrill!) made this the highlight of our summer vacation trip (which included a road trip through Caribou-Targhee National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Teton National Park.) My son is a "paleontologist-in-training," so we have visited many, many museums that have famous collections of dinosaur fossils, including: the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago), The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (D.C.), the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (CA), the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, PA), just to name a few ... and the Museum of the Rockies is right up there with the best-of-the-best dinosaur exhibits that our country has to offer! The Dinosaur Hall was absolutely phenomenal! WOW! WOW! WOW! We were both very impressed with the depth and breadth of the exhibits ... so much so, that we plan to come back and visit Bozeman, Montana again! The Museum of the Rockies really puts Bozeman, MT on the map! SUPER highly recommended to anyone interested in dinosaurs! We also were impressed by the planetarium! After an entire day of standing and walking, it was wonderful to kick back in those wonderfully comfy planetarium chairs and take in the programs! This is a summer vacation that we will never forget, thanks to the Museum of the Rockies!
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I chose the Museum of the Rockies largely because we got free reciprocal entry (we are members of our local science museum in Nashville). I would still rate the museum as excellent even if I had paid full price. The Museum of the Rockies is a rather large museum. The highlights are its dinosaur and homesteader rooms, although the Indian display is rather nice. I was not surprised to see such an emphasis on dinosaurs, however, as Jack Horner is a professor at the University (Horner is a famous paleontologist who advised on the Jurassic Park movies). Add in the fact that the planetarium is part of the admission and you have a great day. If you then thrown a homestead house with period volunteers, as they have, and you can spend hours and not be bored (we did). This is, by far, one of the best museums I have visited in a long time and the only item I gave four stars on from our entire trip. If you are in Bozeman and miss this, you only have yourself to blame.
The loved the museum, especially the dinosaur sections since you dont see these exhibits often. It took around 2 hours to completely checkout the museum. That includes the planetarium show. I started with watching the show at planetarium. It was "Season of light". Didnt like it to be honest. The graphics looked very kiddish. Mostly felt like done by a kid in a school project. They could have done it way better. Most of the times it felt like they didnt utilize the planetarium effect much. They could have introduced some Milky way or some more realistic shots. Most of the graphics were really foolish. The story was fine. I liked the dinosaur section a lot, along with the occasional background noise and all the information that were presented there. The native american section was also very interesting to me.
Love this museum, it is a must visit every time we are in the area. The exhibits are very interesting, my kids love the Tinsley House and being able to see history in action. The docents who work in the house are very knowledgeable about the time period and are able to answer any questions we have. The dinosaur exhibit is also a favorite with many of the fossils having been discovered in Montana. The planetarium shows occur frequently on the weekends throughout the day and are included in museum admission. This is a very child friendly museum with many things that children can touch and hold. There is a childrens area upstairs for kids 8 and under with lots of fun activities. This is a great place to spend an afternoon or even longer!
Outstanding museum, with a world-class paleontology section and a rotating set of traveling displays. Currently (February 25 - September 10, 2017) they have CROCS: ANCIENT PREDATORS IN A MODERN WORLD. Appropriate for ages 2 and up! Included in museum admission ($14.50 for adults). Annual membership for two adults is $65.00 per year, so its paid for itself in less than 3 visits. Well worth it as a way to visit, plus provide ongoing support for the museums mission.
Great expositions, fun facts and friendly staff. I liked the T-rex which was painted brown if its an original bone and white if its a replica, or comparison of dinosaurs to birds. Also the fact that every bone come from Montana. At that time, the special exhibits was on Crocs (Crocodiles and Aligators), I liked the interactive displays of professors explaining all my questions (how do you distinguish male / female? how long they live? are teeth replaced?)
The employees at the front desk were more involved with socializing. And were rude when aked any questions. I visited 15 years ago and it was amazing. I use to recommed this museum, that will no longer happen after this visit. The planetarium the doors were open before the show concluded disturbing the view. A complete disappointment. I have done the dinosaur trial and this was not the gem of the tour.
非常震撼的博物馆，能看到巨大的暴恐骨架，是真的恐龙骨头哦。 但是博物馆不是很大，除了恐龙展还有唐老鸭的历史展… 小朋友表示看动画片很有意思。 不管怎么说，值得一去。
Weve had a membership for three years running now. Our kids love the museum and would go every day if they could. They have the Crocs! exhibit right now and it was really fun for them to check out the live crocodiles. The kids have a blast in the kids room upstairs and we enjoy checking out the planetarium. During the summer the living history exhibit is also very cool.
Whats is there not to absolutely love about this place. With all the exibits, dinosaurs, planetarium and the Tinsley house this place is always fun to go to. All the people there are super friendly, our favorite people to see on always the blacksmith at the Tinsley house, whoever is working is always funny and gets the kiddos involved. Love it there
MOR is one of Bozemans gems. Ive been quite a few times and it never gets old, especially with the rotating exhibits. A lot of great work and research is going on there. I look forward to seeing the updated/renovated Welcome to Yellowstone exhibit— the old one was surprisingly sparse considering Montanas history. Always stop by if you have a chance.
We love the Museum of the Rockies. Dont miss this spot when you visit the area, and try to plan time to watch a presentation at the Planetarium. The permanent exhibits are sure to please and the traveling exhibits are always interesting. The childrens area upstairs is nice to give parents a bit of a break.
This is a great museum and planetarium for adults and kids. The best dinosaurs anywhere! Theres an entire kids area upstairs and a huge traveling exhibit hall. The outdoor homestead with living history interpretation makes MOR one of the best values for your admission ticket.
Really cool museum with a planetarium and and an awesome dinosaur exhibit, plus a croc exhibit. Also my cat died today. Im on vacation from the east coast, and my dad had to put the cat down. The museum was a good distraction. Great museum, RIP Cinnamon.
Excellent museum. The dinosaur collection is fantastic thanks to the amazing paleontologists they have working with them. The rotating exhibits make it worthwhile to visit several times a year. Our son loves the play area upstairs.