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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 nice stop

I was on a trip from Sante Fe, NM, to Amarillo, TX. I wanted to find something redemptive to take... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
James O
Huntington, Indiana
Surprisingly good - take the kids!

My partner & I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this "dinosaur" museum. They were still putting the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Essex, England
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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 21 October 2016

I was on a trip from Sante Fe, NM, to Amarillo, TX. I wanted to find something redemptive to take some time. I had read about the Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari. It was well worth stopping for and very surprising in a small town that...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

My partner & I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this "dinosaur" museum. They were still putting the finishing touches to one section but 90% was open/accessible. A great mixture of resin (and other materials) models and genuine artefacts. NOt a huge space to have to walk around...More

Thank pd7
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband & I spent almost 2 hours here and learned so much at this dinosaur museum. You can even see into the lab where they are doing research. This is also a great place to bring your kids.

Thank Yags0001
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Came in to buy a toy dinosaur for a grandson and got a very interesting short tour. Certainly would like to return when I can stay longer.

Thank TOM D
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good for kids, allows them to touch and feel. Glass partition to see lab where people work on fossils. Suggest putting up a map to show general locations / areas (but not exact) of where fossils are found, just like is done in the western...More

Thank CatherineFrench
Reviewed 13 July 2016

What an AWESOME PLACE!! It's small but so worth it. So much to do and see. Live scientific research happening in front of you. They were doing dinosaur eggs when we were there. Ride the dno!!

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

Thank you for including the Dinosaur Museum in your road trip.

Reviewed 8 July 2016

A small place with a lot of stuff. Interesting exhibits and a very friendly staff, some nice hands-on stuff for the kids.

Thank strong1513
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great, short stop across I-40's wide open expanses. The museum isn't huge, but still worth the time. Our boys enjoyed being able to see representations of dinosaur bones and skulls. Stop in, if you have 30 minutes to an hour.

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This was lovely! Not overwhelming, educational, well staged and easy to do in as little or as long as you'd like. My girls loved it, especially the interactive watershed activity. Very worth a stop. The gift shop offers a lot of cool items, too.

Thank mamalulurose
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
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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.
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