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Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Tucumcari
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Owner description: 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 bronze dinosaur sculptures created through the College's Fine Arts Bronze program. We offer a discount on admission for active military, seniors, and educators. Parking available for RV's.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter (15) and I loved this stop! We were expecting bones but we got so much more. So much detail has been put into these exhibits! It is very educational. Many bones that have abnormalities are next to “normal” ones for comparisons as well as male vs female. You will spend more time than you think here. I definitely suggest taking a camera so that you can go back and study some of what you saw after your visit... a lot of information in museum.

Thank Rene' K
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"gift shop"
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"new mexico"
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"great exhibits"
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"small town"
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"hidden gem"
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"hands on activities"
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"great for kids"
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"on premises"
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"kids and adults"
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"spent almost"
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"dino dig"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"all ages"
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"great price"
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"themed items"
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"love this place"
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We went here because our 8 year old grandson likes dinosaurs. I think it was pricey for what you see. The gift shop isn't cheap like people are saying. It's medium to high, mostly high. The staff is really sweet.

Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Learn a lot, going through this museum. Some exhibits are hands on, some are great for kids. Lots of interesting information.

Thank RayMiller
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

If you visit Tucumcari, this is a museum you must visit. It is interesting and not so long that it becomes boring. Also a wonderful gift shop with a huge variety of gifts.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had a housesitting job in Tucumcari, and it is a very tiny town. We were pleasantly surprised at this museum! It has a pretty good collection and we all felt like we learned some things. Our daughter (11), enjoyed her time there, too. If you have younger kids there is a fun section that will keep them entertained as well. There are also windows where you can see into the lab where the paleontologists and students are doing their work and that part was one of our favorites!

1  Thank Kelly C
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