Oklahoma Attractions, Museums December 05, 2017
There’s A Museum Filled With Skeletons In Oklahoma And It’s Nothing Short Of Amazing
There’s so much to see and do in Oklahoma, but not all of the places are as cool as Skeletons: Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City. This fascinating place is filled with skeletons and it’s nothing short of amazing. Take a look:
Skeletons: Museum of Osteology is located at 10301 South Sunnylane Road in Oklahoma City. It opened in 1990 to provide quality educational opportunities and to allow the public to explore the form and function of the skeletal system.
The museum currently has hundreds of skulls and skeletons on display and serves as the largest privately held collection of osteological specimens in the world. It's so cool and the perfect place to take the kids over winter break.
Special events and exhibits rotate at the museum alongside permanent exhibit displays. Check their Facebook page or website for a list of current events.
There's lots to see and do at the museum. Get up close and personal in Explorer's Corner - a hands on experience where kids can handle and examine a variety of North American species.
Or check out Adaptation & Locomotion and Forensic Pathology Exhibits to see several different types of locomotion found in the animal kingdom, and to take a deeper look into what may have caused an animal's death.
Everywhere you turn, you'll be inundated with skulls. From primates to reptiles & amphibians to marsupials, you can see skulls from all the different animal kingdoms.
Look at these massive elephants in the African exhibit. Just imagine how big these guys were when they were alive and roaming the earth!
After visiting the museum, stop into Skulls Unlimited -
a gift shop located adjacent to the museum where you'll find tons of cool skulls and gifts for purchase.
Have you ever visited this museum before? If so, what was your favorite exhibit?
For a list of other cool (but weird) museums in Oklahoma, check out
this great article.
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