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Museum of Osteology, Oklahoma City

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Natural History Museum Museum
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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Oklahoma City travel itinerary maker.
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  • This a really neat concept for a museum. It is a bit small, after you have seen one floor you notice some repeated exhibits. I had a good time but it's not an activity that last more than a couple of ...  more »
  • The Museum of Osteology is one of the most unique places to visit. The skeletons are as varied as they come. The whale skeleton is dominating in the compact museum. The museum is small in size packed ...  more »
  • My sister and I took her children here ( 5 and 2). It was a lot of fun. They had a blast. They had so many differnt type od skeltons. They were labeled nicely and had great information about each one....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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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To stay in the thick of tourist action, book a room at a hotel located in Oklahoma City's downtown area. Hotels in this part of town and the adjacent Bricktown neighborhood offer every comfort of home plus many extras, including 24-hour room service, indoor swimming pools, workout facilities, and on-site restaurants. Quiet neighborhoods just a short drive from downtown feature cozy bed and breakfasts and small motels that are less expensive. Many offer rooms with access to fully equipped kitchens and private outdoor spaces.
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