Museum of the Rockies

  • This museum has unique paleontology displays, interpretation, replicas, or actual skeletons of dinosaurs and other fossils found in Montana.
  • This museum provides public/visitor education programs and/or guided tours of the paleontology displays associated with the facility. These may be both regularly scheduled or available upon request.

600 W. Kagy Blvd.
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-994-2251

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Museum of the Rockies is a Smithsonian Affiliate and recognized as one of the world’s finest research and history museums. The museum houses the most T. rex specimen anywhere in the world. Notable exhibits include the growth series of Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex, the Montana’s T. rex skeleton, the “Big Al” Allosaurus specimen, and many other one-of-a-kind dinosaur finds. Museum of the Rockies also delights visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, permanent indoor and outdoor regional history exhibits, planetarium shows, and a museum store.

Did You Know?

The retired Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, Jack Horner, served as the scientific advisor for the Jurassic Park movies. It was his job to assist the writers and designers to ensure the dinosaurs were as accurate as possible. It is important to remember that Jurassic Park is fictional, and there are discrepancies, however, it is a realistic depiction. Horner is well- known for his work with the Maiasaura and the evidence of colonial nesting.

Where to Next on the Montana Dinosaur Trail?

Nearest to the North

Upper Musselshell Museum
Harlowton, 105 miles (2 hours)
I-90 east out of Bozeman to Big Timber; US Highway 191 north out of Big Timber to Harlowton.

Nearest to the West

Old Trail Museum
Choteau, 195 miles (3.25 hours)
I-90 west out of Bozeman to Three Forks; US Highway 287 north from Three Forks to Helena; I-15 north out of Helena to Great Falls/Vaughn Junction; US Highway 89 west from Vaughn then north to Choteau.

Nearest to the East

Carter County Museum
Ekalaka, 400 miles (6.7 hours)
I-90 east from Bozeman to Billings; I-94 east from Billings to Miles City; US Hwy 12 west from Miles City to Baker; MT Hwy 7 south from Baker to Ekalaka.

While You’re in the Area

American Computer and Robotics Museum

Located near the Montana State University campus and the Museum of the Rockies, experience the history of computing, communications, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

Bridger Bowl Ski Area

In the Bridger Mountains, just north of Bozeman, is the hometown ski hill Bridger Bowl. Offerings include winter skiing, lodging packages, education programs, and warm season outdoor recreation.

Downtown Bozeman

Downtown Bozeman offers the colorful hospitality of Montana’s Main Streets in the historic walking district, featuring a variety of local shopping, unique eateries, event venues and more.

Emerson Center for the Arts and Cultural

The Emerson is working to build community by promoting art and culture. The historic building houses exhibit space, a restaurant, retail stores, event space, and hosts a variety of galleries.

Hyalite Canyon Recreation Area

A popular all-season recreation area located south of Bozeman. The area is perfect for water recreation, hiking, biking, camping, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and more!

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