“replicated & original fossils”
The Exhibit Hall at the Mesaland’s 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. 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.
We stopped here as it answered one of our clues for our family Amazing Race out west. We intially thought it wouldn't be worth the entrance fee but ended up really enjoying our time. We didn't agree with all the theories/dating on display but it was a very well done exhibit. The musuem was clean and the interactive portion kept my three kiddos (age 5, 7, 13) entertained for a solid hour. A nice little stop along our route!
Perfect stop to help break up our cross-country road trip. Kids are able to touch real fossils and cast fossils. Super friendly laid back atmosphere. My kids are 8 and 6, and they wanted to stop again on our trip home. Only thing is I wish the digging pit did not feature walnut shells as my son is very allergic to tree nuts. We avoided it entirely.
Very nice little museum. Several teeth and bones are local finds. Fun interaction for little kid
Loved this lil hidden gem!!! We took our 4 young children and they really loved the Mueseum. It was educational, interactive, and fun for the entire family! Well worth our detour!
This place was awesome. It even had a digging pit for the two little ones to spend some time in!
SUPER cheap pit stop. My 10yr old daughter had a blast! We arrived just as they opened and the lady was very sweet and even gave us a discount. Lots to see and do for the little ones. And you're not rushed, you can stay as long as you want.
Only reason this is getting a 2 is because the website said it opened at 10 and it opens at 12! We were 2 hours early and had to skip it; we were so disappointed!
Excellent stop for adults and children! We took our 5 year old son and had a blast digging for bones and exploring the museum.
So much fun! There are lots of cool fossils and bronze replicas of dinosaur skeletons
I really enjoyed this. Lots of exhibits that you can touch plus a specific area for the kids where they can excavate a fossil, do a rubbing with crayon, and make footprints in sand. We only had 20 minutes before they closed but I still think it was worth the price.
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Mesalands Dinosaur Museum
- Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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