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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 Delightful Surprise

It would be easy to draw the conclusion that Tucumcari is little more than a fuel stop, especially... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Kingman, Arizona
A real working museum. Part of Mesaland's Community College. Take a detour and visit.

Sam (13) and I were on a New Mexico walkabout. Rained out of the Santa Fe area so decided to go... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Lenexa, Kansas
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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 12 November 2017

It would be easy to draw the conclusion that Tucumcari is little more than a fuel stop, especially if driving through town west to east on Route 66. There are, however, more than a few surprises for those who take time to look. This delightful...More

Thank AdventurerJim
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Sam (13) and I were on a New Mexico walkabout. Rained out of the Santa Fe area so decided to go here from Pecos National Monument. Really glad we did. Sam was so involved with looking at everything that we spent almost two hours here....More

Thank Clockdocto
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This was an amazing adventure!!! The hands on stuff was fun and entertaining. Although this is a small museum, it was delightful!!!! You can even see staff members of the college working on dinosaur bones as you go through the museum!!! The staff was very...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were looking for something to do in Tucumcari, and saw a brochure for this museum. We tend to visit a lot of museums, have an interest in paleontology, and it seemed like it might be fun. We were very pleasantly surprised. It's not the...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This little jewel is a must-see for anyone with even the slightest interest in or curiosity about dinosaurs. We loved the opportunity to touch as well as look, and the many bronze sculptures were an unexpected bonus.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Very good museum. Very much worth your time for a visit. The exhibits are set up to give you a good sense of prehistoric life

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This museum was way better than I was expecting. It is very sincere and their displays are well thought out and curated.

Thank samantha r
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This museum is not huge, and it is not chalk full of stuff- BUT what it has is AMAZING! I liked this museum becuase it's not overwhelming. It walks you through the ages in a logical and simple manner. There is something for everyone- toddler...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I were driving back home to Oklahoma from touring New Mexico when we saw signs off the interstate advertising a dinosaur museum. We expected a cheesy roadside attraction so we almost didn't stop. From the location and judging from the outside we...More

Thank Kenny A
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It's a long stretch from Albuquerque to Amarillo lots of desert and the views sorta die off. But this place was a fun little stop. I have a 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son. Cost us less than $30 to all get...More

Thank Josh E
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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.
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