A visit to the Montana Dinosaur Center
BYNUM – Located in Bynum (about 13 miles north of Choteau), the Montana Dinosaur Center is one of the only museums in Montana that allows, and even encourages, public participation in scientific research by participating in excavations of fossils.
Established in 1995, the Montana Dinosaur Center is one of only two dinosaur research centers in the state.
“I like being able to take people out and teach them more. It’s always one thing to see it for yourself, but it’s a whole different thing to be able to share it with other people, ”said Cory Coverdell, COO.
The Montana Dinosaur Center allows visitors to come explore two of their dig sites and learn about a history spanning millions of years.
“It’s been really great as an intern, we kind of learn all the spiel, we take people to dig and we experience it. I got a lot of new knowledge which is always exciting and then I share it with the audience the kids are really excited and some adults are really interested they ask great questions so learning it all was really great Said Kelly Gamacag, intern / brand designer at Montana Dinosaur Center.
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Here at the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center, we believe that the best way to learn something is to experience it. That’s why we’re one of the only museums in the state of Montana to allow, if not encourage, public participation in scientific research. Our public participants can experience the world of paleontology firsthand. We achieve this primarily through our public excavation programs, volunteer programs and seminars.
Since its inception in 1995, the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center has drawn thousands of visitors to the Rocky Mountain front in north-central Montana every year. This non-profit organization receives no tax money for its operational costs, but provides invaluable services to the public through paleontological field programs, exciting exhibitions, scientific publications and consultations. Its dedicated staff deliver one of the only museum-focused field programs available to the general public in Montana.
The Two Medicine Dinosaur Center is home to a wide variety of dinosaur fossils, invertebrate fossils, plant fossils, and cultural artifacts. Research collections include new species of dinosaurs and other prehistoric life forms. The Two Medicine Dinosaur Center offers both casts and complete exhibits at other institutions, both as permanent and traveling exhibits, bringing the unique findings of the Rocky Mountain Front to a wide range of people. On permanent display at Bynum are some of Montana’s rarest fossil finds, including the first baby Maiasaura bones from the nearby Egg Mountain.