Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory, Tucumcari

4.7
#3 of 13 in Things to do in Tucumcari
Features of the Dinosaur Museum include:

10,000 square feet of exhibit space

spacious, well-equipped paleontology/geology laboratory

large storage area for Museum collections not on exhibit

classroom

offices

retail store

The Exhibit Hall at the Mesaland’s Community College’s Dinosaur Museum houses a host of replicated and original fossils from tiny footprint casts to the 40′ long skeleton Torvosaurus, a rare carnivore relative of Tyrannosaurus rex which hails from the Jurassic period. The Museum’s focus is on the Mesozoic period, which is also known as ‘The Age of Dinosaurs.’ The Mesozoic is comprised of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
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  • ... and well worth the stop. The quality and breadth of exhibits was impressive. The museum is adjacent to a working lab where visitors can watch ongoing work on paleontological samples.  more »
  • Located at a community college, education is the focus at this small but very informative museum. All museums have replicas, but I was surprised at the number of real fossils found here, with an empha...  more »
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  • It's incredible. Please do visit very educational for young kids as well us for adults. I would like to thank Linda and the crew for keeping the place very nice. Please let's preserve our History without it we are nothing. Pack and go to your nearest museum and encourage our kids to understand even simple history of our hometown. I'm very glad to experience the magnificent place.
  • If your passing through town definitely check out the dinosaur museum. It's very nice! Many different kinds of dino sculptures. Very nice staff. And even little games to play for the kids. It's only a few dollars and is a very good time.

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