Museum Of Osteology Skeleton Museum Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK (Florida TV) Museum Of Osteology Skeleton Museum located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a unique educational experience. Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this 7000 square ft. museum displays hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Exhibits include adaptation, locomotion, classification, and diversity of the vertebrate kingdom.
Museum of Osteology celebrates vertebrate life by providing guests with an engaging adventure full of discovery, with the hopes that through education we will help cultivate an appreciation of the natural world and ultimately lead to conservation for the future.
Specimens in the collection come from all over the world, with special emphasis on North American bones. From the teeny-tiniest shrew to the 40-foot humpback whale, all sizes are covered! Plus, with more than 800 skeletons, there is something for every interest — birds, whales, animals of every shape and size.
There are great ways to experience hands-on learning throughout the Skeleton Museum.
The Explorers Corner is an interactive area on the second floor, featuring books and models and puzzles and bones to touch and manipulate. For a fun bonus, check out the video of the founder’s episode on Dirty Jobs playing nearby.
You will learn how all this came together. Jay Villemarette’s collection dates back to 1972 when he found a dog skull in the woods. His dad had the unschooling vibe down and encouraged his son’s interest. In 1986, an interest in skeletons became a business called Skulls Unlimited, the parent company of the museum. It would take a minute for the museum dream to come true, but it finally opened its doors in October 2010.