The Exhibit Hall and Gift Shop
New Summer Hours
After Labor Day to March 14th
The Exhibit Hall at the Mesalands 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. The museum cultivates specimens from exclusive local dig sites. Guests are able to view Paleontology students and the curator preserve specimens through a viewing window located in the exhibit hall. Witness history as it’s uncovered and assembled in the laboratory.
The museum also boasts an impressive collection of minerals from all over the world. These are displayed in the exhibit hall and sold in the gift shop.
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
Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum
222 East Laughlin Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401