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Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman

From the history of southwestern Montana to the mysteries of the universe, the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, serves as an invaluable resource for curious learners young and old.

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  • With nearly 300,00 items in its 94,000-square-foot facility, the Museum of the Rockies is the largest natural history museum in the region.
  • Featuring the largest dinosaur bone collection in the United States
  • The Taylor Planetarium, a 40-foot, 104-seat facility, offers planetarium shows about the sky above and the geology and biology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

What can I do and see at the Museum of the Rockies?

One of the largest collections of dinosaur fossils in the world, including the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skull ever unearthed. The only Digistar planetarium in the Northern Rocky Mountains. A permanent collection of nearly 300,000 items of regional interest dating as far back as 500 millions. Find it only at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.

In addition to its famous collection of fossils, the Museum of the Rockies' permanent exhibits offer details and insights into the lives of the Native Americans of the region; the story of the fur traders, prospectors and pioneers who explored and settled these parts; and a Living History Farm, featuring the Tinsley House, where re-enactors in period costumes show how Montanans cooked, fashioned their own tools, and made their lives comfortable on the edge of the frontier at the turn of the century.

Where is the museum?

600 West Kagy Boulevard in Bozeman, Montana.

When is it open?

Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

  • Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): 8am-6pm Daily
  • Rest of the Year: Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 12-5pm

How much does it cost?

  • Adults: $14.50
  • Kids (5-17): $9.50
  • MSU Students: $10
  • Children (4 and under): Free
  • Seniors: $13.50

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Call the Museum directly at (406) 994-2251.

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