Museum of the Rockies Bozeman
Where is it at?
Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy Blvd
Tel: 406 994 2251
Where are we going today?
Want to see one of the world's largest dinosaur collections right in front of your eyes? Yes? We don't blame you!
In that case...let us introduce you to the Museum of the Rockies! This amazing museum in Bozeman is a great place to spend the day with the family. It's part of Montana State University (kids - you can start thinking ahead to when you attend university!) and has fascinating exhibits covering a range of topics - from Western history to American Indians.
The Liberty on the Border exhibit explore that iconic Civil War, and kids gives an insight into the lead up to the war, and why it happened as well as what happened.
You're in Montana - so there has to be an exhibit on regional history! There is an amazing collection that covers stories of lives that walked the same streets as you, but years before! From WWII, to gold seekers and settlers - it's amazing to think how many stories could be told from even one town!
Kids must take time to enjoy the Discovery Center too! Great for kids up to 8 years old, it's based on the amazing Yellowstone Park which gives them another introduction into another amazing part of the state. It's FILLED with hands-on fun, with interactive tools to help teach them all about science and the earth - from geysers to minerals.
Did we mention that there's a planetarium!? This planetarium is only one of a few in the entire world with the advanced technologies that they have, and kids can immerse themselves in programs which can teach them all things space!
Amazing museum fun for the whole family at Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. Get learning, exploring, and most importantly, have fun!
How much does it cost?
- Children$9.50 (Ages 5 - 17)
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm Monday to Sat. Noon to 5pm Sunday
All year round, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Of course students will have a great time at the museum! They can go to you, they offer summer camps, and they can give your students an amazing educational experience .
There isn't any cafe in the museum, but there are lovely local restaurants across the street. There are snacks and drinks available from the gift shop.
They sell bottled water in the gift shop, and you can bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the plaza!.
Any Top Tips?
They have tours for tots so check them out if you have little ones! .
Doing our bit
The museum are all about kids having fun, so they have really ensured the exhibits are engaging and there are elements that they can get very hands-on.
Need a little extra help?
There are strollers available for public use! All restrooms are handicapped also. .
Can I get one of those?
There certainly is a gift shop! Make sure you grab your pocket money because there is lots to buy! .
With your admission, you get unlimited access for TWO WHOLE DAYS! .
What people are saying?
by Julie Moore
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),...Read More
by Christian Petrou
Great exibition of dinosaurs, a planetarium wich changing shows during the day and a cool exibition about geckos, friendly staff and worth a visit
by Kandi Mead
Awesome place to learn. Lots to see!
by Taunya Fagan
Great place for children (of all ages) who love dinosaurs!
by D Gregory Smith
by Julie Moore
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 Children's 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!