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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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Exceptional museum! Very educational!

This museum has an exceptional exhibit. It gives great time lines & exhibits that are not only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gina A
San Marcos, Texas

Excellent museum with fantastic exhibits. Many hands on activities for kids, but the museum is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin B
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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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 1 week ago

This museum has an exceptional exhibit. It gives great time lines & exhibits that are not only regional but from around the world. They give scientific information while expressing the information in reasonable terms of veracity--(-" It is thought to be" ; instead of "...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum with fantastic exhibits. Many hands on activities for kids, but the museum is phenomenal for all ages. Many of the exhibits have been bronzed by the community college foundry and they are just awesome. Very impressive and one of the highlights of my...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. Has lots of exhibits, photo opportunities and a section for children. It also has a huge gift shop and super friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibits through out the museum. Very educational for us. Clean facilities. This museum is educational for all ages.

Thank 59Vette65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is well done with many large replicas of Dinosaurs and some actual bones. It has a "Kids Digs" area for the younger crowd. It is well worth seeing.

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great small museum. Friendy staff. Really enjoyed it. Worth the small detour. Had a good visit. Took only an hour or so to see everything.

Thank Mitch I
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This little out-of-the-way museum was a complete surprise. This is a fabulous display of serious archeology and related studies that are the results of students academic and research work.

Thank ohtoga
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visited here on 4/27 on our way to ABQ. The museum has a surprising number of fossils and bronze casts of dinosaurs. It also does a good job explaining why there are so many fossils in the area. We spent an hour plus visiting...More

Thank Peter K
DinosaurDirector, Museum Director at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

For a small facility it is quite well done. They have an interesting side story regarding the college being involved in metal casting done internationally for the bones and I was surprised at the quality of the exhibits for such a small facility.

Thank C L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Friendly staff, cute gift shop and loads of history! I got to ride "Bootsie" AND color! And no kids around to bug me! We went early on Saturday and had the place to ourselves for a good while. It's a great place for kids (not...More

Thank MissAnnieThrope
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Do they offer tractor trailer parking
27 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