Tucumcari, New Mexico: Dinosaur Skeletons in Bronze

Students used the college foundry to create life-sized bronze skeletons of prehistoric creatures, displayed in a museum among fossils, murals and paintings of dinosaurs.

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum

Address:
222 East Laughlin St., Tucumcari, NM
Directions:
Mesalands Community College. I-40 Exit 332, continue north on First Street to Laughlin 1.6 miles, two blocks after the signal light.
Hours:
Summer Tu-Sa 10-6, Winter Tu-Sa 12-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
575-461-3466
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Dinosaur Skeletons in Bronze

Surprisingly good museum. The local college has a paleontology program and a lost-wax bronze casting foundry in their fine arts program. Includes a kids' dig, John Williams music, and a rare Torvosaurus skeleton.

[giltamawa, 04/03/2015]

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