Museum of Osteology, Oklahoma City

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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.
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  • October 4, 2017
    I took my grandson here and he stills talks about it--especially watching flesh eating beetles at work.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Very educational for the entire family. Would highly recommend for people of all ages.You will not be disappointed  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    A great collection, no bones about it /-). Well worth a visit. Don’t let the outside fool you. Also has a gift shop.  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived but I was very pleasantly surprised! The exhibits were great and lots of details, very informative. This was a very interesting museum. It's pretty small but they have tons of bones. Signage is great so you always know what you're looking at. This museum is somewhat off the beaten path. Be aware there is no food or concessions and there aren’t any available restaurants nearby that we could find (besides gas station fare), so don't plan on spending the day there.
  • June 29, 2017
    My 8 yr old said its the best museum ever, and that's a lot coming from him. It looks rather small from the outside but there's so much inside! Take your time, let your kids do the scavenger hunt, see the famed narwhal horn. Highly recommended!
  • July 10, 2017
    This museum was fascinating and a great stop for two hours. It also has an excellent gift shop. Two distal phalanxes up! (That's "two thumbs up" in bone-speak.)
  • July 7, 2017
    Amazing. Professionally assembled displays of a huge variety of modern and ancient animal bones. Two floors of beautiful educational wonders. Great gift shop and a small learning activity center upstairs.
  • April 13, 2017
    The museum is smaller, but is packed full of bones of many species including information on most. Hands on exploration is encouraged on any not behind glass. Don't miss the flesh eating small beetles exhibit in the entrance foyer. Natural way to prep bones for exhibition. We had a group of 20, got a discount, and attended the skulls class. Polly was wonderful with the kids taking time to explain and encourage participation. The class held my active 7 year old's attention, who then excitedly went on one of the age appropriate scavenger hunts. Recommend!

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