Dickinson Museum Center

Dickinson Museum Center: Hours, Address, Dickinson Museum Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Dickinson Museum Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Featuring a 12-acre cultural and natural history campus with dinosaur exhibits, heritage exhibits, Pioneer Machinery Museum - ranching and farming equipment, Prairie Outpost Park with 11 historic buildings, classes, demonstrations, educational programs, and special events! Park Tours are available between Memorial Day and Labor Day only.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Jeebs13
Grand Forks, North Dakota14 contributions
Worth your time to check out!
Aug 2021
A nice little museum you'd likely see in a bigger city. Spent a couple of hours here checking out the rock/gem and dinosaur exhibits.

Worth your time to check out!
Written August 30, 2021
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SDTwit
Vermillion, SD80 contributions
Excellent small museum
Aug 2021
This is a surprising museum for a small city. They offer excellent casts of real dinosaurs, award-winning models of dinosaurs, and educational comments throughout. Some of the models give a hint at how impressive these creatures were.
Written August 10, 2021
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NinaL
35 contributions
Worth the visit.
Jul 2021
Enjoyed the tour of the outdoor buildings and their history., our young tour guide was knowledgeable and fun.
Written July 29, 2021
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH592 contributions
Great local museum
Jun 2021
This is a great local museum which is a worthwhile stop if you are in the area. The mineral display was beautiful as were the fossils including some really top notch depictions of extinct species. The history area was also interesting.
Written July 18, 2021
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luv2vacation0
Concord, NC196 contributions
Excellent experience for the price
Jul 2021
There was something for everyone. Dinosaurs, stones, heritage and equipment.. .my favorite part was the heritage. It showed different time periods and how things looked in the area (clothes, appliances, furniture, etc). The equipment building had a shack that had been moved and set up as it would have been in the past. The kiddos loved the dinosaurs and there were interactive things for them as well as a coloring center and a nice young man that talked dinosaurs with them for a while. It is worth a stop and set aside an hour or two depending on how much time you spend looking. The price was very reasonable at $6 for adults!
Written July 18, 2021
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Trvlfrfun
Aberdeen, SD104 contributions
Take your future paleontologist here!
Jul 2021 • Family
Neat little museum especially for kiddos who enjoy paleontology and geology. Some great history on North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt and more.
There’s a working microscope station that kids can explore different textures and see them at a different level. Interactive geography/topography station was a huge hit with my kids too (age 7, 12, and 14). I loved the gem exhibit and my kids really enjoyed seeing the dinosaur info - and we all loved getting to watch the paleontologist actually cleaning some fossils in real time. My husband really enjoyed the old west history components as well - although we did not get to do the pioneer machinery part. You can tell staff really enjoy what they do and are passionate about their work! There was a paleontologist doing a coloring activity with kids and he did such a great job interacting with them and helping to answer their questions about dinosaurs. He was a treat :-)
Written July 10, 2021
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Kimberly C
1 contribution
Educational, enjoyable
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautiful gemstone collection, dinosaurs and pioneer displays and equipment. Beautiful for a small city. The whole family will enjoy it!
Written June 12, 2021
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MuiFamily
Delafield, WI124 contributions
Pleasantly surprised with the excellent exhibits in this small museum
Aug 2020
We needed a break from hiking at Theodore Roosevelt National Park so we made the drive to Dickinson to visit this museum. At first we were concerned with how small it was, but once we got inside, we realized that the quality of the exhibits were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The two main exhibits were of fossils and gems/minerals. They had specimens I have not seen elsewhere. The displays were informative and interesting. They have a nice gift shop too.
Written January 28, 2021
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Underpaid62
Midlothian, VA151 contributions
Very good museum in a small package
Oct 2020
The museum portion is not very large but very good. Dinosaur fossils, models, gems and minerals are very well displayed but you will not spend more than an hour in this museum.

The gift shop is small and has very limited merchandise.

Attached to the museum is another museum about local regional history and it is also small but well-done and definitely worth visiting.

The people at the museum (and entire town) are extremely pleasant and helpful. I was not used to having people be so enjoyable and thought I was in some strange movie until I got accustomed to people being like they used to be.
Written October 7, 2020
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Carolina S
Williston, ND24 contributions
Visit musem
Sep 2020 • Family
Mucho que aprender en este museo!! Años de historia,
I liked so much learn!! And visit this placer!! Was beautiful
Written September 25, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dickinson Museum Center

Dickinson Museum Center is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM