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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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An unexpected gem in Tucumcari!

This museum is not huge, and it is not chalk full of stuff- BUT what it has is AMAZING! I liked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer J
Benbrook, Texas
Legitimate Museum!

My family and I were driving back home to Oklahoma from touring New Mexico when we saw signs off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenny A
via mobile
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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 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at the Dino Museum on our return trip through Tucumcari. Great museum for Geologists and anyone who is a dino fan.

Thank BevM_Kansas
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Cute museum and gift shop. Perfect size place for children educational and even had a fun area to dig up fossils for kids. Were in and out in an hour. Great time would highly recommend.

1  Thank jmjjhatch145
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

So this is really part of the science department of the local CC. The displays are well done and the collection of rocks, fossils and reproductions are really more than you might anticipate. The backdrops are all painted by a local artist and much of...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This little museum was just what our children needed as a break from the highway driving. Contains a friendly helpful staff, enough information on dinosaurs to inform, but not bore. Also, the children's play area (dino dig, sand dig, coloring station, etc.) allowed our kids...More

Thank FnyGrlCharleston
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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 11 June 2017

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
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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

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