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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  • How to exhibit is very unique, in addition to many surprised many. Many skeletons were very interesting, including human beings. Adults 800 yen was feeling so affordable.
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  • We took our 4 and a half year old grandson here while we were "home" for a visit. It was amazing! Upon arriving we were surprised by how small it looked from the outside. Upon entering, we found the s...  more »
  • Our family really enjoyed our visit to the museum. The children were very entertained so therefore I would recommend to everyone.  more »
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  • One of the coolest museums I've ever been to. Hundreds of specimens, both full skeletons and just skulls. Most of the museum is organized by animal species, but an intro area is dedicated to bone structure and the different forms of skeletons. The middle area is open, with the skeletons of large mammals standing and multiple whale skeletons hanging from the ceiling. My favorite areas were the ones dedicated to bone pathology, including a case containing cat skulls with different diseases. The staff I met were extremely friendly and more than happy to answer any bone questions I had. I spent way more time than I expected, and it still wasn't enough. 100% recommend a visit, go check it out!
  • This is a really neat place to go visit. It is a little gem with an incredible story. The collection of skeletons is vast and beautifully arranged. The attention to detail is amazing. The staff are super friendly and helpful. They have a great shop on the way out as well as challenges for the kids who visit. The skeletons on display are touchable and just amazing. Thanks for this !
  • On my recent trip to OKC I stopped by several museums (museums are my thing). I made a point to stop by the Museum of Osteology and I’m really glad i did. Pretty much any critter you could imagine was in the collection and they were articulated amazingly. The kids that were visiting had a blast and you could do a scavenger hunt as well. I recommend a trip.
  • This place is AMAZING! Looks simple on the outside and is a little off the highway, but it is a must see attraction for kids and adults! So well organized and informative. Even my husband, who dislikes museums, had a great time. It's organized by animal groups with multiple skeletons from each group so you can see similarities. The bison skeleton was really cool. There are two floors with glass cases around the perimeter for you to view the small and medium skeletons. The elephant and other giants are in the middle where you can touch them and stand beside them for scale. They had more unusual animal skeletons than I expected, such as a whole section of flightless birds like the cassowary and an area with different dog breed skeletons...even a pug! Read the information beside the skeletons, it's crazy interesting and short and sweet. Oh, and there are penis bones called baculum. You can buy one in the gift shop, which is also filled with unusual, fun stuff! This science junkie was impressed!
  • This is an amazing place. It had so many different animals arranged very orderly. I found that it put quite a bit of high school biology into perspective like why birds have that long crest in their rib cage without beating you over the head with educational material. There is also a sense of playfulness when they put some of the prey next to the predators.
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