Museum of the Rockies, Big Sky, Montana
600 West Kagy Boulevard, Big Sky, Montana| Map |
Museum of the Rockies is an impressive facility in Bozeman, Montana, home of the best fossil beds in the world. Known for its huge collection of dinosaur fossils, Museum of the Rockies houses specimens of well-known extinct monsters, such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. The mission of the museum is to preserve and interpret the natural and cultural history of the Northern Rocky Mountain region, and it does so with dramatic impact. Permanent exhibits include displays on dinosaurs and Indian history, as well as the new Children's Discovery Center designed for kids up to eight-years-old. Their planetarium presents programs on the Montana night sky, and the living history farm is the site of the striking Heirloom Gardens. The natural history section is full of informative displays, including short movies on earth science, and how the Rockies were formed. Prepare to spend at least two hours at the Museum of the Rockies -- this is no small-town effort but a world-class museum and a Smithsonian affiliate. Location is about 90 minutes from Yellowstone.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Admission is good for two consecutive days at the Museum of the Rockies.
Address: 600 West Kagy Boulevard, Big Sky, Montana| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 12:30 pm - 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day More Info
Price: Adults (18+): $13; Children (5-17): $9; Children under 5: Free; Seniors: $12 More Info