Day trip: Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum is located at 222 East Laughlin Street in Tucumcari.

Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum

• Location: 222 East Laughlin Street, Tucumcari

• What activities can you enjoy at this location? Exhibits featuring 11,000 square foot Exhibit Hall that houses replicated and original fossils, from tiny footprint casts to the 40’ long skeleton of a Torvosaurus. Although not limited to this time span, the museum’s focus is on the Mesozoic, the “Age of Dinosaurs,” which is comprised of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. The newest major exhibit to open is a “mini-museum” that explains and exhibits items from the earliest known fossils to modern man. The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of bronze skeletons, fossils, and replicas of prehistoric creatures.

• What ages is this place best suited for? All ages

• Admission prices? Adults (12 to 64): $6.50; Children (5-11): $4; Children (under 5) free; Senior (65 and over) $5.50

• Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday

• Information: 461-3466