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Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory

The Exhibit Hall


Tuesday 10AM–4:30PM
Wednesday 10AM–4:30PM
Thursday 10AM–4:30PM
Friday 10AM–4:30PM
Saturday 10AM–4:30PM
Sunday Closed

(Labor Day)

The Gift Shop


Tuesday 10AM–5PM
Wednesday 10AM–5PM
Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday Closed

(Labor Day)

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.

Our Facilities

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

Hours of Operation
Special Events
Admission Prices

Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum
222 East Laughlin Street
Tucumcari, NM 88401
(575) 461-3466