Dickinson tourism sees big increase in visitor numbers

DICKINSON, N.D. – The Dickinson Conventions and Visitors Bureau says they’ve seen a dramatic improvement in tourism numbers from 2018 to 2019. The Badlands Museum saw a 14 percent increase in visitors from last year; 18 percent during the peak visiting months of June, July, and August. Read more at

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FREE EVENT: Annual Field Report (Nov 4th)

ANNUAL DINOSAUR FIELD REPORT (Nov 4th 5.30-8pm): Dr. Denver Fowler and Dr. Liz Freedman Fowler present the latest discoveries from our summer fieldwork digging dinosaurs, and the latest news from Badlands Dinosaur Museum. (FREE ENTRY & REFRESHMENTS) 5:00 – 5:30pm – Refreshments (Dickinson Library) 5:30 – 6:30pm – Public Presentation

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FREE EVENT: Dino Chat

As part of our forthcoming symposium, “Cretaceous and Beyond” there will be a free public event. Meet with our panel of paleontology experts, learn a little about their research, and fire away with any questions you have about dinosaurs, fossils… who knows where the discussion will take us? Saturday 14th

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Dinosaur Art Week, June 17-21

To celebrate National Art Day (17th June) we’re running dinosaur art activities every afternoon at Badlands Dinosaur Museum. We will have a range of activities including casting a dinosaur tooth, and painting on a real piece of a plaster field jacket (that contained one of our dinosaur fossils!). Prior booking

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Interview with I Know Dino podcast

Before Christmas, Badlands Dinosaur Museum curator Denver Fowler and DSU prof. Liz Freedman Fowler were interviewed by the dinosaur podcast “I Know Dino”. The interview is now online and can be streamed (free) at the link below. Our interview starts at 20m40s. We talk about some of our recent discoveries

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Museum to host national conference

“Dickinson Dinosaur Museum will serve as host to a national paleontology conference this September “ Read the full story at The Dickinson Press

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Job Ad: Museum hiring FT preparator

Badlands Dinosaur Museum (Dickinson ND) is seeking to employ a fossil preparator (full-time) to add to its permanent paleontology staff. It is expected that the bulk of the preparation work will concern large dinosaur material and other vertebrates. Detailed job description, and information on applying can be found at the

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Museum exhibit wins international award

“Museum exhibit wins international award” Read the full story at The Dickinson Press

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Dickinson Museum Researchers reveal incredible fossil owl

“48-Million-Year-Old Fossil Owl Is Almost Perfectly Preserved” Read the full story on LiveScience

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Badlands Dinosaur Museum included in Reader’s Digest’s best dinosaur museums

“Badlands Dinosaur Museum included in Reader’s Digest’s best dinosaur museums” Read the full story at Reader’s Digest

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