Dino Shindig

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 9am to 5pm

Annual Dino Shindig

Cost: $10 Adults, $7 Kids (ages 16 and younger)

At Carter County Museum 306 N Main Street Ekalaka, MT 59324

The 12th Annual Shindig is July 27-28, 2024!

Named Montana’s Event of the Year by the Office of Tourism and Business Development, the Annual Dino Shindig takes place at the end of July. Visitors travel from all over the world to hear lectures from leading paleontologists, partake in kids activities, and dance the night away. Talks and kid’s activities on July 27 are $10 for adults and $7 for kids (under 13). They will go on sale in-person at the Carter County Museum on July 27. 

Tickets for the 12th Annual Dino Shindig Fossil Field Expedition will go on sale in January 2024.

Extend your stay and join us for Sunset Yoga at 8 p.m. and Dinosaurs & Dark Skies at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Medicine Rocks State Park (Free admission).


The Science & Cultural History Gathering takes place at Medicine Rocks State Park at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 28, which will feature speakers, a microsite sorting fossil activity, pottery workshop co-hosted by Waterworks Art Museum, and a nature hike (Free admission).