Where Is The Best Museum In Montana?

Tell most kids they are going to a museum and you might get an eye roll as they think of stuffy old paintings and statues and having to be quiet.

Thankfully this Montana museum will only get cheers from the kiddos when you tell them you're going.

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To be honest, I cheer as well when I hear we're going because there is just so much to see and do at this museum.

Plus, they are always adding new exhibits so while you might have gone a while back, you can stop in again and see something totally new.

Because of that it's no wonder this museum has found itself on the list of the best family-friendly attractions for Montana.

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Best Family Friendly Attraction In Montana?

So, who named this museum the best family friendly attraction in Montana?

That would be the website Love Exploring.

They set out to find the best of the best in all 50 states, and they said when you need to entertain the whole family for a day, you only need to take them to one place.

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Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana

So why did Love Exploring choose this museum as the best family-friend attraction in Montana?

Here's what they have to say about it,

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.

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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.

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