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

The world of dinosaurs and prehistoric life can spark an interest in young and old alike but it is particularly strong among children. For some children, this interest slowly wanes over time but for others it only grows and broadens to include the many forms and stories of life on our earth. These are the children who are always bringing home rocks and bones and sea shells. They can tell you the name of the earth’s biggest snake and the deadliest spider and how long you’d live if you were bitten by either! For these children, the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum offers a unique “Junior Paleontology Program.” This hands-on program offer children ages 5-11 an opportunity to learn more about dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology.

Jr. Paleo. Field Experience

This ~3-hour children’s program teaches the basics about regional geology and paleontology. Participants must have an accompanying adult and provide their own transportation to the site. This educational program is specially tailored towards children 5 to 11 years old. This program is designed to teach children about the science and techniques of geology and paleontology by doing so in the real setting and by practicing with real fossils. Children 12 and up can also participate in our “adult” dinosaur dig program. (*ALL participants – kids & adults – must have close-toed shoes*)

2021 Junior Paleo Field Program Dates:

We strive to make this a unique educational experience, so we’re offering this program any Monday – Friday, all season long! During the weeks of our Adult Paleo. Program, we will not be able to offer the Jr. Paleo. Program (July 12th – 15th or August 9th – 13th). To sign up, just call (406-654-5300) or email ( to check availabilities and to sign up.


$100 per child (no charge for parents or guardians)

Please email us at or call the museum for more information 406.654.5300. Reservations are booked by a non-refundable $50.00 deposit.

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