FREE EVENT: Annual Field Report (Nov 19th)

ANNUAL DINOSAUR FIELD REPORT (Nov 19th 6pm): 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. (NOTE: unlike in previous years, the 2020 presentation will not be given in a lecture hall –

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DINO DAYS in the Field

Watch how the paleontology field crew from Badlands Dinosaur Museum finds and digs up dinosaur bones in the beautiful badlands of Montana! This summer, the museum’s weekly outreach program, Dino Days, aimed to teach kids all about paleontology, geology, and all things dinosaurs. For our last Dino Days of the

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“Captain Hook”: new species of bizarre dinosaur named by Dickinson scientists

New research from Badlands Dinosaur Museum describes a new species of the bizarre alvarezsaurid dinosaurs, called “Trierarchuncus prairiensis” meaning “Captain Hook of the prairie”. Read more on our Press Page…

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Dino Days

Happening all summer long on Fridays and Saturdays. All ages welcome! This drop-in activity is included in the price of admission to the museum. There will not be an activity at the Museum on July 4th since the Museum is closed. We will be participating in the parade downtown. Check

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Dickinson Press: New species provide missing links in evolutionary history of horned dinosaurs

[Jun-11-2020] Badlands Dinosaur Museum’s Denver Fowler, Ph.D., and Dickinson State University’s Elizabeth Freedman Fowler, Ph.D., recently completed research that describes two new transitional species of dinosaur that fills gaps in the lineage of the horned dinosaur Pentaceratops. Read the full story at the Dickinson Press by clicking here

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Museum co-founder Larry League passes away

We are sorry to report that co-founder of the dinosaur museum, Larry League, has passed away at his home in Estes Park, Colorado. Further details can be found by clicking here, in the obituary.  

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Two new species of horned dinosaur named by Dickinson scientists

New research from Badlands Dinosaur Museum describes two new transitional species of horned dinosaur that fill gaps in a fossil lineage stretching across an entire continent, providing clues to an evolutionary split deep in their history. Read more on our Press Page…

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JOB: SEASONAL PALEONTOLOGY ASSISTANT

SEASONAL POSITION – MUSEUM PALEONTOLOGY ASSISTANT As part of its summer programming, Dickinson Museum Center is seeking a seasonal paleontology assistant for the 2020 summer tourist season, starting in mid-late May or early June (flexible), and lasting up to 12 weeks. POSITION SUMMARY: The seasonal paleontologist is a position that

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Who Stamped on Larry the Triceratops’ Tail?

Who stamped on Larry the Triceratops‘ tail? A new study, published January 7th, from Badlands Dinosaur Museum in Dickinson, ND, describes a Triceratops that suffered an accident which left it with a permanently disfigured tail. Read more on our Press Page…

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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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