Welcome to the Museum of Osteology
With over 800 specimens on display and 450 REAL animal skeletons posed in unique positions, flesh-eating beetles, natural curiosities, and a gift shop filled with educational and engaging gifts, we provide an experience unlike any other you will find.
Currently displaying hundreds of skeletons from all corners of the world, visitors have a unique opportunity to compare and contrast many rare species not normally seen in museum exhibits. In addition, the museum features a variety of species that demonstrate the biodiversity of the natural world including the skeletons of giraffes, Komodo dragons, killer whales, anacondas, hummingbirds, and a 40-foot humpback whale. Exhibit topics include Oklahoma Wildlife, Locomotion & Adaptations, Human Anatomy & Forensics, and Comparative Anatomy.
Our student visitors range in ages from pre-kindergarten to college level forensic and veterinary students. For our OERB program, we recommend our field trips for students at the elementary level and higher. The museum provides 4 levels of scavenger hunts for all age groups to keep students heavily engaged with our exhibits. Students love the scavenger hunt challenge and the small prize they receive from our gift shop’s Treasure Box. Our gift shop is unlike any you will find in Oklahoma with minerals, fossils, real insect specimens, books, science and anatomy kits, and real skulls and bones.
In our MicroFossil Mysteries Program, students will participate in two activities involving petroleum exploration and how identifying fossils, such as index fossils can aid in this process. Students will explain how heat, pressure and time transform organic matter into oil, gas, or coal. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Law of Superposition by using fossils to determine the relative ages of three mystery samples based on the fossils present.
The goal of our museums is to serve as an educational experience, with the hopes that through education, an appreciation of the natural world will ultimately lead to conservation for the future.