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The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) is located in the rich land mass of Northern Montana where some the world’s most preeminent dinosaur fossils have been discovered.  A site and member of the Montana Dinosaur Trail, GPDM maintains permanent exhibits of dinosaurs and other prehistoric fossils to advance the visitors experience, allowing them to appreciate, enjoy and fully understand the rich prehistory  of this region.  The Museum also provides the rare opportunity for both youth and adults to explore, dig and excavate fossils with their staff and paleontologist partners in scheduled educational and dig programs.

The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum (GPDM) is governed and operated by volunteer board members of the Judith River Foundation, Inc.   The Foundation is an IRS exempt 510c3 non-profit corporation established in 2002.  The GPDM is not a municipal entity, is not affiliated with any higher education institutions, receives no general tax support, and is entirely self-funded through membership fees, admissions, dig and tour revenue and fundraising.

GPDM is guided by a mission to curate and prepare paleontological resources for use in educational programs, scientific research and interpretive displays in support of the advancement of knowledge and the benefit of all people.

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

Cary grew up in rural central Virginia, and received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences with an emphasis in Paleontology at Montana State University under famed dinosaur paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner. Currently, during the off season, Cary is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto under Dr. David Evans. Cary has had several published papers ranging from the first burrowing dinosaur (Oryctodromeus cubicularis), to modern bovine vertebral anatomy, to fossil manatees in ancient Egyptian catacombs; yet the majority and his area of specialization are dedicated to sauropod dinosaur biomechanics and growth. Cary described and named a new sauropod dinosaur from Montana (Rugocaudia cooneyi), and his work on deciphering sauropod growth is pioneering the way we understand the life histories of these gigantic animals. Cary is excited to be apart of the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum team, and he hopes to study these wonderful fossils and show off the amazing treasures that Malta has to offer.

Bachelor of Science, Montana State University
Master of Science, Montana State University

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (406) 654-5300

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