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Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman

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Visit Museum of the Rockies to see the largest collection of dinosaur remains in the United States, including the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skull ever found. The museum covers more than 500 million years of physical and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains. The exhibits focus on dinosaurs, as well as life in the Rockies for Native Americans, fur traders, gold seekers, and settlers. The museum also contains the Tinsley House, a living history museum originally located in Willow Creek. Costumed guides explain what life was like for the Tinsley family and others like them in the 1800s. Arrange your visit to Museum of the Rockies and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bozeman using our Bozeman trip itinerary planner.
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  • We came here with 2 kiddos who love fossils and dream to be paleontologists and geologists. Really like the variety of the skulls and many other fossils. The kids also loved the live crocodile exhibit...  more »
  • This was one of three dinosaur stops during our trip and truly one of the best. All of the displays were awesome and inspiring. The T-Rex skull displays were great! I would encourage everyone to make ...  more »
  • If you are into dinosaurs then this is the museum for you! This place has so much information on them, where they were found in MT and so forth. Some great skeletons of them. Lots of other things to s...  more »
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  • 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 it's paid for itself in less than 3 visits. Well worth it as a way to visit, plus provide ongoing support for the museum's mission.
  • We love the Museum of the Rockies. Don't 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 children's area upstairs is nice to give parents a bit of a break.
  • We've 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.
  • MOR is one of Bozeman's gems. I've 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 Montana's history. Always stop by if you have a chance.
  • Great expositions, fun facts and friendly staff. I liked the T-rex which was painted brown if it's an original bone and white if it's 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?)

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