Two Medicine Dinosaur Center

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Two Medicine Dinosaur Center
Established 1995 (1995)
Location Bynum, Montana
Coordinates 47°58′45″N 112°18′42″W / 47.979167°N 112.31167°W / 47.979167; -112.31167
Type Natural history museum
Website www.tmdinosaur.org

The Two Medicine Dinosaur Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and educational institute located in Bynum, Montana that opened in 1995. It is part of the Montana Dinosaur Trail and home to a skeletal model of what is believed to be the world's largest dinosaur, a seismosaurus.[1] The center also houses the first baby dinosaur bones collected in North America - the original discovery reported by paleontologist John R. Horner.[2]

In addition to the above-mentioned displays, the center houses specimens of new species of several types of dinosaurs, including duckbills, ceratopsians, and tyrannosaurs. The mission of the center is to incorporate public education with scientific research, and the center offers the widest variety of paleontology programs available to the public.

The Two Medicine Dinosaur Center is one of 2 museums in Montana that employ degreed paleontological staff. The center provides assistance and expertise to other Montana Dinosaur Trail facilities in addition to conducting its own research and public education programs. It is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day and with varying hours the rest of the year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Claire Walter (2008-05-20). "'Dinosaur Highway' Rich in Dig Sites, Museums". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  2. ^ Karen Ogden (2004-06-27). "Jurassic Journey: Follow the Dinosaur Trail". The Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 

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