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Dinosaurs and cowboys take a break: Museum of the Rockies closing temporarily, Spring Rodeo postponed

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 16:31:32-04

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, Museum of the Rockies will be closed to the public March 17-31. Additionally, the MSU Spring Rodeo scheduled for April 2-5 is also postponed.

The health and safety of museum visitors, staff and volunteers is a top priority. This is a preventative action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our community, visitors, staff and volunteers. Museum staff will continue to work from the museum or from their homes, depending on the nature of their jobs. They will be available via email or phone.

The museum looks forward to reopening April 1 to share Montana with the World and the World with Montana – and its new exhibit, “Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly.”

Also, the MSU Spring Rodeo scheduled for April 2-5 has been postponed. Potential reschedule dates are being identified and will be announced at a later time if confirmed. Currently held tickets will be honored for the new dates. No action is needed to keep your tickets and current seat locations. Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled dates. For any further ticket inquiries please, including requests for refunds, please reach out to Bobcat Ticket Office at 406-994-2287.

Montana State University is closely monitoring COVID-19 with information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization and in consultation with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, the Gallatin City-County Health Department and its own health professionals on campus.

MSU campuses will remain open and operational for students. This includes residence halls, dining services, computer labs and most other campus services. Employees will continue to report to work unless instructed otherwise. Work-from-home accommodations are being developed for individual cases.

COVID-19 information from MSU is online at http://www.montana.edu/coronavirus [montana.edu] .

From MSU News Service