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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  • Great little museum. Give yourself at least an hour. There are a lot of hands on exhibits which make this museum extra special. It doesn't have that museum "don't touch" attitude. Staff was friendly.....  more »
  • This is outstanding dinosaur exhibit. It's not too big, but yet it covers a lot. I watched a family with four young ones go from exhibit to exhibit with excitement. My wife and I found it...  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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