Great Plains Dinosaur Museum, Malta

Must see · Science Museum · Specialty Museum
The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is located in the rich land mass of Northern Montana where the world’s most preeminent preserved dinosaur fossils have been discovered. A premier site on the Montana Dinosaur Trail, GPDM features permanent exhibits of dinosaurs and other prehistoric fossils, allowing visitors to appreciate, enjoy and fully understand the rich prehistoric resources 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 laboratory experiences and onsite dig programs.

Great Plains Dinosaur Museum 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 to bring the exciting dinosaur discoveries of Phillips County to life. Our mission is 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.

Construction of a new facility in 2008 provided much needed space conveniently located adjacent to the Phillips County Museum on US Highway 2 in Malta, Montana and gave rise to GPDM. The museum is not a municipal entity and receives no annual tax dollar support. We are self funded through membership fees, admissions, dig and tour revenue and fundraising.
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  • Spent 5 days doing the Montana Dinosaur Trail and while we loved them all, this one was extra Fantastic! The front desk gentleman /paleontologist (and Bobcat!!) was extra helpful explaining things to....  more »
  • We were a group of five old men from Washington state who traveled for two days to get to Malta with little or no sleep. We loved the museum. We had to correct the curator on one small fact as she.....  more »
  • This is a really cool, albeit small, dinosaur museum packed with real and replica fossils from the region. The kids that were there seemed to really love it and if you are in the area or love in Malta and have never been here,, it'd be worth the $5 adult and $3 kid price to take a look. The staff is very friendly and it also has a good priced gift shop.
  • Small, but we'll-curated museum. Great staff. Local prehistory!!

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