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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 two unique “Junior Paleontology Programs.” Both these hands-on programs offer children ages 5-11 an opportunity to learn more about dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology.

2020 Jr. Paleo. Lab Experience

This ~60 minute program is conducted within the normally off-limits Collections at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum. Children work in the Collections lab on real fossils, learning how paleontologists clean and care for fossils, how paleontologists identify what bones they’ve found, and what kind of dinosaur those bones belong to. This program can be tailored to any age participant from 4 years old to adults.


We’re doing things a bit different this season, and this year will will have preset Jr. Paleo. dates:

Tuesdays – June 2, June 16 and June 30. July 14 and 28. August 4 and 25.
Thursdays – June 25. July 23. August 20.

We do not run the Junior Paleo. Program over weekends, and we will not be able to schedule outing the weeks of July 6th – 10th and August 10th – 14th.

Contact us for availability at or 406-654-5300.


Museum members: $25
Non-members: $30

For BOTH Junior Paleo Programs:

Museum members: $90
Non-members: $120

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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