• Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

    "We crossed the Missouri… [into] the midst of the fossil fields which we had come so far and at such risks to explore. All about us stretched the interminable labyrinths of the Badlands.”  – Charles Sternberg with Professor Cope in Montana in 1876, “My Life as a Fossil Hunter” 1909
  • Our Exhibits

    From nearly complete dinosaurs to the smallest of pine cones, the fossils in the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum are known for both their beauty and scientific impact as well. Check out the Exhibits page. Read More
  • Dig Programs

    Have you ever wanted to join in a dinosaur dig or explore the badlands to make new paleontological discoveries?  If so, then join one of the Summer Field Programs at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum! Check out both the Adult and the Junior Paleontology Programs. Read More
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We Are Now Closed For The 2016 Season.

Please Visit Us In 2017!

May: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm; Closed Sunday & Monday.

June, July, August: Open daily. Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 12:30pm-5pm. Open all 3 days of Labor Day weekend September 5th-7th.

September - April: Closed for winter; open by appointment only. Please call 406-654-1578 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a tour for 5 or more adults during the off-season. 



Saturday January 21st, 2017 at 7pm the talented acoustical duo The Bad Larrys will be playing a benefit concert for the G.P.D.M. at the Tin Cup Bar & Grill! Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to the G.P.D.M. Tickets will be available at the door, or they can be purchased in advance from any G.P.D.M. Board Member, the Tin Cup, and the local banks in Malta. In addition, we’ll be raffling off a cut and processed ¼ of beef and second prize is $100 in Malta Dino Dollars – only $10 per raffle square! Come beat those winter blues with Bluegrass, soulful tunes, and a kicking good time!

Check out The Bad Larrys at

The G.P.D.M. wishes to thank The Bad Larrys, the Tin Cup Bar & Grill, Triangle Communications, the Malta Chamber of Commerce, and of course the entire local town and community for all of your support – your dedication and generosity will continue to ensure that the G.P.D.M. is the top paleontological institution in the region.


And don't forget to visit us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @DinosaurMuseum!


Junior Programs!


Available Summer 2015!

 Do you have a child who is fascinated with dinosaurs or other prehistoric life?  Then he or she would enjoy the two different Junior Paleontologist Programs the museum offers.

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