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405 North 1st St East | Malta, Montana (406) 654-5300 [email protected]
New Exhibit on Leonardo at GPDM
Dino Digs on Montana Prairie

Welcome to the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta, MT!

We are OPEN for the 2024 season.
Monday thru Saturday in May and 7 days a week starting in June.

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is located in the rich land mass of Northeastern Montana where some of the world’s best preserved dinosaur fossils have been discovered. A premier site on the Montana Dinosaur Trail, the museum features permanent exhibits of dinosaurs and other prehistoric fossils curated in a natural setting to advance the visitors experience, allowing them to appreciate, enjoy, and fully understand the rich prehistoric history of this region.

The Museum also provides the opportunity for both youth and adults to explore, dig, and excavate fossils with Museum staff and paleontologist partners in scheduled laboratory experiences and onsite dig programs.

Visit the Museum

Meet Leonardo the Mummy Dinosaur, Herb the Triceratops, Roberta, and many more! Learn about prehistoric dinosaurs and other creatures of Montana at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum!  Visit our gift shop for dinosaur memorabilia & unique souvenirs from Montana!

Discover and Dig

Would you love to dig for dinosaurs on the Great Plains of Montana? Or do you have a child who is fascinated with dinosaurs or other prehistoric life?  We have digs and programming for all ages!


Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm;
Closed Sunday & Monday

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

October – April:
Open by appointment only.
Please call 406-654-5300 or email [email protected] to arrange a tour during off-season; minimum tour size 5 adults.


Ages 13 and older: $5

Ages 6-12 years: $3

Children 5-years and younger: Free

Active Military & Veterans: Free


School and Group Tours:

We welcome and encourage all school and large groups to visit the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum.

To schedule a school or group tour (a group is 7 adults or more), please call the museum at 406-654-5300. Discounted rates available.


#1 Thing to do in Malta, Montana!

See what our visitors have to say about us on Trip Advisor and check out the other must-see things in the area!

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Two Museums in One Visit!

Right next door is the Phillips County Museum, featuring local tales of Cowboys & Outlaws, Native Americans, Pioneer Life & More. Even – another dinosaur!

Phillips County Museum >>

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