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405 North 1st St East | Malta, Montana (406) 654-5300

Meet Leonardo! A duckbill dinosaur found just Learn More Leonardo is so well preserved that north of Malta in Phillips Co., MT fossilized skin covers almost its entire body! Explore The museum's amazing Learn More displays of Montana's prehistoric past! Slide Wine & Dino 2021 -June 25th
-Starting at 4PM
-Live Music
-Food From Smokin' OX
-Beverages available
from Liquor Haven &
Blue Ridge Brewing

Help us welcome
"Herb" the
Triceratops to its
new home!
Click here for a video
about the GPDM and
the MT Dinosaur Trail
Slide Click Here To Learn More A digital interview experience where some of the top paleontologists get to interview one another. Slide The Quack
is back!
To adopt a duck and compete in our 2021
duck race, follow this link:
August 14th
$250 for 1st place!

Welcome to the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station

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 GPDM 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

Learn about prehistoric dinosaurs of the past at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum!  Visit our gift shop for dinosaur memorabilia & unique souvenirs from Montana!

Discover and Dig

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.

Collections & Research

Our mission is to curate & prepare paleontological resources for use in education, research & interpretation in support of the advancement of knowledge.


The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is a private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization run by a board of community members. It receives no city, county or federal funding for its operational costs. Not only does your donation help the museum continue its mission in many areas, it may also be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax advisor. Thank you.

Be Sure to Visit Our Online Gift Shop!

Whether you’re looking for a toy for a toddler or an educational project for a teenager – or just a unique souvenir from Montana – the gift store at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum has something for everybody!

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