POINT OF INTEREST - MUSEUM OF OSTEOLOGY
At over 7,000 square feet with 800+ specimens and 40+ exhibits, the Museum of Osteology (the study of skeletons) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a true sight to behold. Keep reading in order to find out key points of interest in the Museum of Osteology.
Even if you don’t live in Oklahoma, the Museum of Osteology provides a blog that can be read from any location. This blog is created to help kids and adults alike learn about bones and skeletons. With fascinating content, this blog allows people to explore bony structures and figure out the science behind osteology. The blog can be accessed here.
- Forensic Night: There are two types of Forensic Night- one for adults and one for kids. There are mysteries involved, and you get to use clues and skeleton evidence in order to solve the mysteries! The Junior Forensics night is perfect for preteens or teens interested in the field of law enforcement and forensics.
- DIY Skullarium Events: Feeling crafty? This event shows you how to create a terrarium, but use pieces of skeleton inside. That’s why it’s called a Skullarium! This is the perfect event to create, have fun, and have a piece of unique decor for your home.
- Private Events: Want a unique party or wedding? The Museum of Osteology hosts private events! There are plenty of ways to utilize the amazing space- corporate trainings, holiday celebrations, lectures, and more!
- Field Trips: The Museum of Osteology has discounted group rates and free scavenger hunts for all field trips!
- Educational Exhibits: There are 40 exhibits with over 350 real animal skeletons!
- Hands-on Education Programs: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs are offered on a regular basis. There are student-centered activities and science exploration. These programs encourage kids to use problem-solving skills through teamwork and communication through a hands-on learning approach.
There are 40 different exhibits in the Museum of Osteology, but we will highlight a few of our favorites for you!
- Primates: Monkeys and Apes: This exhibit covers the differences between the different kinds of primates,
- Reptiles and Amphibians: This exhibit has different skeletons from snakes and lizards to turtles and crocodiles.
- Marsupials: This exhibit features pouch-bearing mammals such as kangaroos, wallabies, and possums.
- Carnivora: Carnivore means “flesh eater.” This exhibit is for predators, from the tiniest weasel to the biggest grizzly bear.
- Aves: The Aves exhibit is home to bird skeletons.
With the different types of exhibits and events, the Museum of Osteology is a thrilling and incredible experience. Find out more.