Museum of the Rockies

Engage. Inspire. Discover.

Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is a world where all are inspired to engage in life-long learning and the process of discovery. MOR inspires life-long learning in science, history, culture, and art; advances knowledge through collections, research, and discovery; and presents engaging, vibrant exhibits and educational opportunities. They bring the world to Montana and share Montana with the world.

Dr. Caroline McGill, a doctor from Butte, Montana, founded MOR in 1957. The museum was established as a place for regional history collections; however, as they have grown, they have added spaces for changing exhibits, children's discovery, and a world-renowned set of exhibits on paleontology as well as geology areas. They retain their commitment to telling the stories of regional history through lectures and special programming.

MOR serves not just the 6,000 members, but visitors who come through our doors while traveling to and from our ski areas, and national parks. MOR delights members and visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, permanent indoor and outdoor regional history exhibits, planetarium shows, educational programs, insightful lectures, benefit events, and a museum store.

MYSTERY RANCH and MOR have been long-term partners, our packs have been a favorite of guests at the biggest benefit event held by MOR, the Wine, and Culinary Classic. Also, to the benefit events, MOR features custom trips to the kinds of places where MYSTERY RANCH merchandise would naturally be used, including the Arctic (polar bear-watching trip), the rainforests of Costa Rica, and more.

MOR members enjoy exclusive early access to changing and permanent exhibits, including exhibits on natural history and exploration of wild places, such as the current exhibits Into the Arctic and Polar Obsession. Members receive special pricing on events such as the Wine & Culinary Classic, and the opportunity to visit the Living History Farm, take in shows at our planetarium and visit the Martin Children's Discovery Center, all included in the membership. Learn more about the different membership programs MOR has to offer here!

"At MOR, it's personally and professionally meaningful to bring exciting changing exhibits like Crocs, Frogs, and Into The Arctic to our visitors. It is also rewarding to connect with schoolchildren with exciting learning opportunities in geology and paleontology during field trips. We are especially proud to say that in 2017-2018, we opened our doors to more than 14,000 students who arrived as part of their field trips - some from as far away as the High Line."

- Kathryn Hohmann, Museum of the Rockies

Image: MOR 555, a Tyrannosaurus rex, was discovered in 1988 by Kathy Wonkle of Angela, Montana and a bronze cast of it, Big Mike, greets you upon arrival