Museum Hours

May 1 – Labor Day
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

(Monday thru Sunday)

Museum is closed each year from the day after Labor Day through April 30.

Group tours of 15 or more available with advance registration. See Education, Group, and Bus Tour page for specifics and scheduling using the web site scheduling form.

200 E. Museum Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601 | 701-225-3466
"I made it, give me five"
Protoceratops hatching from egg.


$5.00 3-12 years

Visitor Accessibility
Provisions for visitors with disabilities include a ramp,wheel chair and restroom facilities. If additional services are necessary, please ask for assistance at the reception desk.

Museum Rules
No food, drink, pets, or talking on cell phones in the museum. Cameras and camcorders allowed. Museum has a 24-hour Security System connected directly to the exhibit area. Extending objects beyond the railing or tossing objects into the exhibit activates the alarm system.

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Dino Museum Facts

The mission of the Dakota Dinosaur Museum is to promote tourism by providing a facility for preservation and display of geological and paleontological specimens for public review and education.This 13,400 sq. ft. museum, a not-for-profit corporation, is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Funding for the building was provided by Dickinson Hospitality Tax Revenues. The museum operates from entrance and gift shop revenue.Carmen Dolen designed the museum's logo.Artist Dave Thomas of Albuquerque, New Mexico made the Triceratops guarding the door.Dino Lab of Salt Lake City, Utah made the full scale skeletal casts - replicas of real bones, Allosaurus, Albertosaurus, Thescelosaurus, and Stegosaurus.Artist John Fischner of Needville, Texas created the fleshed-out full-scale dinosaur sculptures, Coelophysis, Deinonychus, Dromaeosaurus, Velociraptor, Archaeopteryx, and Compsognathus.Local artists Jack Stewart and Lili Stewart-Wheeler painted the beautiful wall Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops mural and a bison and rhinoceros mural.The museum exhibits represent a sampling of the paleontological specimens collected, prepared and donated to the museum by Alice and Larry League. Larry and Alice League have been collecting specimens from all over the world for over forty years. The extensive vertebrae fossil collection started in 1984 when League began excavating Oligocene age mammals near Dickinson.In 1987, the quest began for Late Cretaceous age dinosaurs in the Hell Creek Formation of North and South Dakota and Montana. The idea of the Dakota Dinosaur Museum first originated in 1987 when the Leagues' personal collection began to exceed several thousand specimens. Larry and Alice coordinated the efforts for the development, fund raising, construction, exhibit preparation and opening of the museum on May 13, 1994. They continue to serve as Museum Curator and Executive Director.The museum provides an education program. Check out our education page for more information on how to schedule an activity.

Dino Gift Shop

To make your museum visit complete, visit the Dino Gift Shop and take home an educational item to extend your museum visit. See the Gift Shop page for more information about items for sale.

Other Attractions at the Museum Center

Joachim Museum

Rotating history exhibits - for more information visit .
Pioneer Machinery Museum
Stark County Historical Society Exhibits - for more information visit Click on Machinery Building & Park

Prairie Outpost Park
Historical village in park surrounding museum - for more information visit Click on Machinery Building and Park
Visitors Information Center
Visitors information for area – for more information visit


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