Museum of Osteology, Oklahoma City
At the 650 sq m (7,000 sq ft) Museum of Osteology, you'll observe natural body motions and learn about the functions of different parts of the skeleton. Here the bones of about 300 animals are preserved, from tiny mice to a 12 m (40 ft) humpback whale. See giraffes, elephants, and marsupials, as well as different reptiles, birds, and primates. You'll discover how organisms change in order to become better suited to their habitats and also be able to compare the anatomy of vertebrate species, which suggest that we all have one common ancestor. At an exhibit of pathologies, find out about forensic ways to determine causes of death. Put Museum of Osteology into our Oklahoma City journey planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Museum of Osteology Reviews
My husband and I drove to OKC from Tulsa mainly to visit this museum. We were not disappointed! There is so much to look at. You need at least 1 hour to really enjoy it, and maybe 2 hours to read ever... more »
Surprising large collection great way to spend an hour or so and support the small town museum. Worth the drive and price to see at least once. Multiple skeletons on display from all walks of life. more »
This is a really great museum and is curated by a staff that are highly knowledgeable and committed. The exhibits cover the bulk of the vertebrates and makes understanding comparative vertebrate anatomy quick, easy, and enjoyable. The care taken in preserving the specimens is impossible to understate. Almost all of the exhibits are real skeletons, but there are a few replicas and these are clearly marked as such. The gift shop has a lot of typical zoo/museum offerings, but also has some unique items from their collection. The price of admission is also very good, with coupons and deals frequently available. The place is very wheelchair accessible, with a load bearing elevator they probably use for moving giant skeletons that the staff are happy to assist with.
This is a really cool place. I've never seen nearly so many skeletons in one place. A big natural history museum doesn't come close. The price was low and the staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. The human skeletons are a little spooky. The skeletons are supplemented by lots of interesting placards to read. Apparently turkeys fly pretty well, and most birds have bones in their eyes.
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