A towering and rather terrifying T-Rex skeleton is the highlight of the Museum of the Rockies, which has an impressive selection of other dinosaur fossils and bones on display. It isn’t all about prehistoric creatures, however. The natural history museum and research facility also has cultural and archaeological exhibits, planetarium shows and galleries dedicated to Yellowstone. There are regular family events and workshops designed for kids too.
It's truly a one of kind experience that all Montana residents and visitors should take in at least once.
See more from inside the museum in the gallery below. 👇
Montana's Museum Of The Rockies Is For Everyone! Check It Out
Museum of the Rockies is nestled right next to Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. The Museum is part of the American Alliance of Museums, which means that the Museum of the Rockies is one of the 1,095 museums to hold this distinction. With over 33,000 museums nationwide, this is quite an accomplishment.
The Museum of the Rockies is also part of the Montana Dinosaur Trail. What is that? It is a trail that runs through the state of Montana and has 14 locations. Each location will get you just a little closer to the history and knowledge of Dinosaurs.
Museum of the Rockies has current and rotating exhibits. Currently, (December 2021) here are some of my favorites that are on display: Siebel Dinosaur Complex, Welcome to Yellowstone Country, which digs into the history of Montana, Enduring Peoples Exhibit, highlighting the American Indians of Montana, and the Paugh Exhibit, illuminating the stories that connect us with the Northern Colorado Rockies. You can see all the exhibits here to make planning your trip easier.
Museum of the Rockies is an independent 501 Non-Profit here in Bozeman. With that being said, they hold some of the most exquisite benefits throughout the year. This gives the museum the opportunity to continue to be a highlight for the city of Bozeman. Another way to continue the success of the Museum of the Rockies is to become a member.
If you are considering donating to the Museum of the Rockies, you can check it out here and decide which program works best for you. Help Bozeman keep this amazing learning tool open and available to everyone. Enjoy your time at the Museum of the Rockies.
The Best Kid Friendly Places In Great Falls Montana
Get your kids out and active at these kid friendly places in Great Falls Montana
LOOK: This Family Friendly 'Montana Town' Is Frozen In Time
One of the coolest places to check out in Montana is the "Old Montana" town of Nevada City. Located just on the other side of Virginia City, Nevada City is the perfect example of what life was like back during the gold rush in the 1800s.
With several different buildings to tour and friendly folks to guide you through your visit, as well as tell you the stories of the times, Nevada City is not only educational but fun for the whole family.