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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2730
+1 575-461-3466
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A glimpse into the pasy

Found this on our way from the Historical museum. A well laid out display that covers a wide range... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Great stop

Very nice small museum. Lots of native or local artifacts. Watch as people actually clean and... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Logan, New Mexico, Usa
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The Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory is located in Tucumcari, New Mexico, on old Route 66. Many of the genuine fossils on display were collected by students enrolled in the College's Paleontology program. Also on display are life-sized bronzes dinosaur sculptures created through the College's Fine Arts Bronze program. We offer a discount on admission for active military.
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222 E Laughlin Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401-2730
+1 575-461-3466
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Found this on our way from the Historical museum. A well laid out display that covers a wide range of 'dinosaurs'. Very informative.

Thank OldClanEllmes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Very nice small museum. Lots of native or local artifacts. Watch as people actually clean and research items. Very friendly staff. They even displayed a fossil of my daughters. Take the kids and enjoy!

Thank atr469
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I had some time to kill in Tucumcari and stumbled across this museum. It is very interesting and manageable. Has the right amount of information and some interactive displays. Bronze replicas of the dinosaurs are very unique! Great gift shop for science projects.

Thank gizmothecat
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This was a great place to stop from road travel and take a break. These people have put a lot of passion into this place. Educational and cool. I think most people would enjoy. Positive all younger kids will get a kick out of this...More

Thank garywilliams2016
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We drove from Amarillo to Tucumcari.. I was expecting something a little bit bigger but it was neat, the kids enjoyed the exhibits. What we enjoyed the most was the gift shop! I would go back just to buy some more stuff from the gift...More

Thank gabbyb84
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

There aren't many things to do in Tucumcari, so this museum is the best thing in town. Well laid out with an extensive collection of dinasore related displays, some of which can be touched. Helpful staff and an interesting scientist's lab with a glass viewing...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We planned a short visit but stayed for quite some time. The bronzed fossils were amazing and the kids really enjoyed the hands-on area. The gift shop had something for all of us and the prices were affordable. Very glad we visited.

Thank arandarussell
Reviewed 28 March 2016

As a retired couple who travel extensively state side and overseas, we were on a cross country drive following I-40 from Little Rock, Arkansas to California. We take our time and plan our travel days so that we only drive 5-6 hours a day which...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Needed a little time out of the car so decided to try this museum. What a great spot! Very informative! Displays well done. Best part is that the College has done many displays as brass castings so that they can be touched. My husband and...More

Thank Kabob A
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is wonderful and has a large gift shop for everything dinosaur. Great exhibits on Earth life history, what is a fossil, New Mexico dinosaurs and dinosaurs in general. You also get to look through windows into the huge Paleontology lab which had lots...More

Thank ChzHeadTX
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Do they offer tractor trailer parking
26 August 2016|
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Response from TOM D | Reviewed this property |
Do not know, but you should call the Museum and ask them - they were very helpful when I was there.
Is there an admission fee?
26 January 2016|
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Response from DinosaurDirector | Property representative |
$6.50 Adults; $4.00 for Children 5-11; Children under 5 Free; Discount for: Seniors, College Students, Teachers, and Active Military Families