Adult Paleontology Program, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum

June 20, 2022 – June 24, 2022 all-day
Great Plains Dinosaur Museum
405 N 1st St E
Malta, MT 59538
Cary Woodruff

Join us (and Hunter the Dino Lab) at our new dinosaur quarry in the Little Snowy Mountains. Approximately 150-million-years old, the bones we’re finding come from sauropod (long-necked) dinosaurs that lived in the world-famous Morrison Formation during the Late Jurassic Period. The Morrison Formation was home to some of our most famous and iconic dinosaurs like the sauropods Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, & Camarasaurus; the plated and spiky-tailed Stegosaurus; and the meat-eating Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus. While the Morrison Formation is really well known in western states like Utah and Colorado, it is poorly understood here in Montana; and such northern exposures are practically unknown. We are the only museum working in the Morrison Formation here, so help us make and preserve new scientific discoveries!
For this dig, it’ll be the real outdoor experience, camping and all! But don’t worry, where we camp has a cabin with power, running water, washrooms/hot showers, and even WiFi. So you won’t be “roughin’ it” too hard. We’ll bring all of the digging equipment and gear you’ll need, and all of the chow to fuel your hard work; but each participant needs to bring their own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, etc.). And if you have any dietary issues or restrictions, just let us know – it’s super easy to accommodate any dietary needs (as long as we know before grocery shopping…).
For each dig, we arrive the day before [Sunday] and leave the day after [Saturday].
In order to have these special digs, we HAVE to have a minimum of FOUR participants signed up. To learn more about this unique paleontological opportunity, email ( or call us (406-654-5300) anytime (reservations required).