120 2nd Ave. S.
Bynum, MT 59419
Education through research is our motto! In addition to our museum – which features local discoveries like the first baby dinosaurs found in North America – we also offer public, hands-on dinosaur dig programs throughout the summer. These programs run from a half-day site tour to our two-week long Paleo Training Course. Advanced registration is required. We believe that the best way to learn something is to experience it for yourself. It is because of this that we encourage the public to join us in our continuing scientific research. Our museum houses a variety of dinosaur, invertebrate, and plant fossils, as well as cultural artifacts from the area.
Did You Know?
There are a number of ways to get involved with active digs through our museum partners. We are always looking for ways to educate and excite visitors about paleontology, and nothing compares to being out in the field yourself. The Montana Dinosaur Center (Two Medicine Dinosaur Center) and the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum offer public digs throughout the summer. Contact them directly to see how you can get involved!
Where to Next on the Montana Dinosaur Trail?
Nearest to the South
Old Trail Museum
Choteau, 14 miles (20 minutes)
US Highway 89 south from Bynum to Choteau.
Nearest to the North
Rudyard, 134 miles (2.25 hours)
US Highway 89 north from Bynum to MT Highway 44; MT Highway 44 east through Valier to I-15: I-15 north to Shelby; US Highway 2 east from Shelby to Rudyard.
While You’re in the Area
There are several guest ranches that operate in the area, visit the Central Montana site to learn more.
Rocky Mountain Front
Bynum is a gateway community to outdoor recreation opportunities such as the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area and the Bynum Reservoir.
Trex Agate Shop
Known as “the Rock Shop,” Trex Agate Shop is a family owned business founded in 1937 by Cliff and Marion Trexler. The shop offers fossils, rocks, jewelry, crystals, and assorted gifts. Fun Fact: Marion was the one who uncovered North America’s first baby dinosaur in 1978!