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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]



Opened in 2008, the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station houses some of Montana’s finest fossils. Specimens on display include:

  • Giffen – Montana’s first scientifically collected Stegosaurus
  • Ralph – the first Camarasaurus from Montana
  • Herb – a full-body Triceratops skeleton from Montana
  • Leonardo – a duck-billed dinosaur Brachylophosaurus recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most complete “mummy” dinosaur in the world!
  • Roberta – a duck-billed dinosaur Brachylophosaurus


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.



405 North 1st Ave East | Hwy 2 East
Malta, MT 59538

Located on Highway 2 East in Malta, Montana next to the Phillips County Museum and Robinson House. R.V. parking. Handicap access. Visitor information.
Amtrak – daily service to Malta The Empire Builder
Nearest commercial airports are in Great Falls and Billings, Montana

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