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

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Natural History Museum · Specialty Museum
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



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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  • While traveling with friends we searched for something about dinosaurs. This university connected museum in Tucumcari is worth your time. It's reasonably priced and has plenty to keep your...  more »
  • This was a fun stop on our road trip! Very interactive for kiddos! There is also a nice gift shop. The employees were friendly.  more »
  • For a small town dinosaur museum, it was pretty darn amazing! The bronze dinos were awesome because you could touch them. The dig pit with the walnut shells was also super fun! It entertained our kiddos for a couple of hours.
  • Very educational. My kids loved the fact they could touch exhibits. The dig pit was a great place for them to get their explore on.

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