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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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Worth the ticket price and a stop

It's a long stretch from Albuquerque to Amarillo lots of desert and the views sorta die off. But... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josh E
via mobile
Great Museum!

We stopped at the Dino Museum on our return trip through Tucumcari. Great museum for Geologists and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrence, 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 15 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
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 59Vette65
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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
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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