Unless you're a paleontologist, it can be hard to tell a priceless dinosaur skull from a worthless, completely intact dinosaur foot. Discover dinosaurs with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $11 for admission into museum and annual rodeo for two adults ($23 value)
- $20 for admission into museum and annual rodeo for four adults ($46 value)
- $15 for admission into museum and annual rodeo for two adults and two children ($35 value)
At the 7th Annual Mesalands Community College Intercollegiate Rodeo Competition, student athletes from New Mexico and Arizona compete at the Quay County Rodeo Arena in Tucumcari from October 10–11. Click here for more information.
Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory
At Meslands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, they don't just bring back the bones to put on display—every summer, the public is invited to enroll in a field class and get their hands dusty. Even if time in the field isn't your style, the museum's wealth of bronze castings are finger-friendly, and visitors young and old can take a hands-on approach to more than 150 million years of natural history.
- Size: 10,000 square feet—large enough to cover all three periods of the Mesozoic era
- Eye Catcher: the onsite paleontology and geology lab where visitors can see the hard work of dino-hunting being done before their very eyes
- Crown Jewel: The 40-foot-long bronze-cast torvosaurus, a Jurassic-period predator believed to be a predecessor to Tyrannosaurus Rex, was the first of its kind ever displayed in a museum.
- Hands-On Experiments: Many of the bronze castings can be touched, including the skull of a Triceratops, the vertebrae of a 110-foot-long Seismosaurus, and sauropod's footprint where guests can dangle their feet.