OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. , Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. , Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum of Osteology FAQ

Q: What does admission cost? What are your hours?

Adults ages 13 and up are $7.00

Children ages 3 through 12 are $6.00

Children under 3 are free with a paid adult.

The Museum is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Saturday we are open from 11am-5pm, and on Sunday from 1pm-5pm.
The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Easter Sunday and is open from 11am-5pm on all other holidays.
 

Q: Are your skeletons real?

Yes, our skeletons are real! Roughly 98% of all items on exhibit are real. Replica pieces are labeled with a red dot.

Q: Do you have any dinosaurs on exhibit?

No, we do not have dinosaurs on exhibit. Most of the skeletons you see are from animals still living today.

Q: Is there a place to eat at the Museum?

Yes, we have a covered picnic pavilion behind the Museum. It seats roughly 80, and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Q: Do you sell food and drinks?

We do not sell any food, but we have bottled water available for $1.00 in the Museum’s gift store.

Q: Do you allow food and drinks in the Museum?

We do not allow any food or drink in the Museum. Feel free to enjoy your food and drinks at our covered picnic pavilion behind the Museum.

Q: Do you offer a group discounts?

Yes! We offer a discount for groups of 20 or more, and the group rate is $5.00 per person. Regular admission is $6.00 for children 3 through 12 and $7.00 for adults.
 

Q: Do I need a reservation to bring a group to the Museum?

Group reservations are not required but highly recommended. On particular days, the Museum happily welcomes large groups of children. We want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible, and can reserve you a day and time that best meets your needs as a group. For example, many of our senior citizen groups will request to visit when the Museum has few groups scheduled. Educational programs in the classroom must be booked in advance however.
 

Q: Do you offer any type of educational programs for school-age visitors?

Yes! We offer educational programs to students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Many of our high school programs can be adapted to meet the needs of our local community college organizations. Most of our classroom programs last 30-50 minutes depending on the grade level, and cost $1.00 in addition to general admission. (We have $20 minimum for our education programs).
 

Q: Do you offer outreach to local schools and daycares?

Yes!  We will begin offering educational outreach to libraries in the summer of 2013.  Beginning in the fall of 2013, our educational programs will be available both on-site and through outreach.  We're very excited about this new development!
 

Q: Do you offer memberships?

Yes! We sell Individual, Family and Extended Family memberships. These range in cost from $25 for an individual membership, $80 for a family of 4, and $20 per person for an extended family membership. Purchasing a membership can save visitors money if they intend to visit several times a year. Our memberships also make excellent gifts!
 

Q: Do you have a gift store?

Yes! The Museum has a gift store which offers a variety of items to interest osteologists of all ages! We offer a wide array of educational items, teaching tools, books and various gift items. We are truly one-of-a-kind, and we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love!
 

Q: Do I need to pay general admission to shop in the Museums gift store?

No! Feel free to stop in and shop at any time. The gift store is open during regular Museum hours, and visitors may shop without touring the Museum.
 

Q: Is there tax on general admission?

Unfortunately, the Museum must pay tax on general admission. Therefore, we must collect tax on admission. If your group is tax exempt, we require that you bring your tax exempt letter on the day of your visit.
 

Q: What restaurants are nearby?

Please refer to the following link for a map of the area, and nearby restaurants.
 

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Q: Do I have to pay for parking?

Absolutely not! We have a large parking lot and available parking in the rear to accommodate buses and other oversized vehicles.
 

Q: Can I make a donation?

Absolutely! The Museum relies solely on general admission to educate and serve the public. Your donations help to make the Museum a better place, and we appreciate all contributions!

Click here to make a donation: www.museumofosteology.org/donate.php
 

What People are Saying ...

“My husband I took 3 of our grandkids to your museum they loved it so did we.”

– J. Taylor, Jones OK

“The best museum I have been to in a long time.”

– G. Murphy, Amarillo, Texas

“... hard to imagine you could have that many really interesting visits packed into that building.”

– D. Mehan, El Reno

“The exhibits are phenomenal, the staff are well informed and go out of their way to answer questions”

– M. Richards, Lawton Academy of Arts and Science

“There is so much to look at! It was one of the most interesting museums that I've ever been to. It's interactive, informational, interesting!”

– G. S, Blackwell, Oklahoma

“...One of the most interesting mind boggling places to go. So amazing that it's hard to describe. We had a fantastic time.”

– K. Smith, Bethany, OK

“I absolutely loved this museum, such a great atmosphere.... I'm spreading the word and encouraging my friends to visit.”

– P. Wood, Oklahoma City

“We were so mesmerized by the various displays of the vertebrate kingdom. We especially enjoyed time spent utilizing the scavenger hunt worksheets that allowed us to pace our learning during our 3 hour visit. ... It was totally fascinating. We've never se”

– T. Compton, DeSoto, Texas

“... boy am I glad that I went....It was very interesting and I enjoyed every minute... Very nice...very, very nice..GO! you'll be thrilled!!!”

– T. Advisor, Asheville, North Carolina

“We visited the Saturday before Mother's Day as a family and had a great time. Thank you for building this for everyone to enjoy”

– C. Cott, Tahlequah, OK

“This is such a great museum and has a great story behind it. You could stay a couple of hours easy, plus time for shopping in their neat gift shop. Great place to visit for adults and children at a very reasonable admission price. Loved being able to t”

– R. Trip Advisor

“Phenomenal collection, friendly staff, awesome gift shop -- all for only $6 admission. As a Biology teacher, I'm always searching for fun and interesting Biology .... even better than I expected! I literally had to stand in the entryway and take it all in”

– M. Perk

“Perfect combination of learning and fun! Our whole family enjoyed this museum experience!”

– T. Advisor

“We had our sons birthday party today, Jay and the rest of the staff was wonderful to work with. Jay took extra time to make sure the kids had a wonderful and educational experience. If anyone is looking for a place to have a great birthday experience, thi”

– K. Ford, Bridge Creek, Oklahoma

“Visiting this museum was a very unique experience. I think people of all ages and interests would enjoy going.”

– J. Upshaw, McPherson, KS

“Fantastic displays. Very family friendly. These folks LOVE their stuff and it shows. VERY highly recommended. And the gift shop was great too. Wonderful experience.”

– J. M, Stillwater, Oklahoma

“My daughter loved it here. The staff is really nice and friendly. They gave her a starfish, which she sadly thought was a snack ... she is two. She loved all the bones though and had a blast looking at them all. We will definitely be going back.”

– B. Harris, United States

“The staff were extremely friendly, the admission price was more than reasonable, and the gift shop is one of a kind. I can't wait to bring my friends and family back here!”

– N. D, Yukon, Oklahoma

“Took my grandkids to the museum. We all loved it. was so informative and interesting. I have told all my friends about it and will go again myself as soon as possible. This museum is my favorite in oklahoma. You rock.”

– D. Haase, shawnee, ok

“Wow! Were we surprised and enthralled viewing the inside story of members of the animal kingdom...”

– C. C, Green Bay, Wisconsin

“Really cool museum and great owners. Go out and support them! You'll have a fun time!”

– T. Advisor, Las Vegas, Nevada

“The curators have done a fantastic job, and I wasn't surprised to find it listed as a top attraction in Oklahoma City.”

– T. Milhouse, London, United Kingdom

“We will certainly tell our friends and bring our grandchildren to see it.”

– M. Lebuck, Ponca City, Oklahoma

“I visited the museum twice this year while visiting OK City and I consider both visits to a highlight of my entire year. The incredible accessibility and high quality of the beautiful exhibits must be seen to be believed. It s well worth a long road trip to see this museum. I had a long conversation with the owner while there and enjoyed his warmth, engagement, and passion for both bones and user-friendly science. SUCH A DELIGHT”

– M. Stanfield, United States

“This is an incredible experience. What a jewel of a museum. The exhibits were so well thought out and laid out. So fascinating and entertaining. And the admission price was great. So many other places are almost too expensive to visit. Will definitely recommend this museum to all my friends and family”

– V. Tarleton, Midwest City, Ok

“I was very impressed with the museum itself, but blown away by the time Jay and his staff spent with my students. Jay took my students into a classroom after they finished up the scavenger hunt and went over each question with them. He also took the time to answer the many questions from the students, adults and teacher. It was one of the best experiences and trips that I have shared with my students. I cannot wait to go back and take my young son”

– T. Spangler, Bristow, OK

“This is the best staycation place in the world I brought my 3-year old granddaughter and we both had a blast, she went up and down the stairs and around and around both floors over and over and over .... and wanted to go back the next day We shall be returning quite often Thank you for being so kid-friendly, too Not many places will let children roam free without dogging them constantly You are fantabulous.”

– K. Maloy, Norman, OK

“I will admit, when we drove up, I wasn t quite sure what to expect. But then, we walked in the front door and I was simply amazed. It has been a couple of weeks later and my family still talks about it. My 15 year old daughter now wants to become an osteologist. To top it off, many museums are all about the money. Here, we find a great museum that has low entry fees and even lets you take pictures You even gave us a military discount We will be back.”

– D. Cannady, OKC

“We have gone all over Oklahoma this summer, and this was our favorite place so far! It is a hidden treasure.”

– T. Wrdr, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“When you think of a collection of bones you probably think 'gross'. This experience is far from gross and they have complete bones- from human, humpback whale, giraffe, bats, mice, etc....”

– T. Wrk2play, Oklahoma

“This was my second visit to the Museum of Osteology. It is the most fascinating and informative museum I have ever visited. It is up to date and the presentation of the exhibits is creative and amusing and educational at the same time.”

– T. Timmer83, Saint Paul, MN

“The staff was so friendly and helpful. This place is a hidden gem and should be visited by all.”

– K Coffman, Shawnee, Oklahoma

“...this rivals in terms of the quality of the skeletons, the masterful fidelity of the articulations, and the elegance of the exhibits.”

– J. Tripadvisor, Arlington, Texas

“WOW!! What a wonderful educational experience we had at the museum.”

– M. Ice, Kingfisher, Oklahoma

“The experience is one that can only be explained as ,' a wonderful place for all ages'... I will return again and again.”

– B Jenk, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“I took my 7 year old son and we both had a blast ... my son has a new found respect for learning and discovering.”

– E Ayle, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“The exhibits are out of this world and better quality then some I have seen in big name museums and science centers.”

– L Nell, Amarillo, Texas

“I am so happy we were able to visit! The Museum of Osteology is a great place for EVERY age!”

– A. Plano, Plano, Texas

“This was a WONDERFUL place to visit! Everything was well labeled and explained-very educational. It was neat, clean and well done!”

– P Hodges, Shawnee, Oklahoma

“This museum is wonderful. It is well put together, and very informative. There are many sections to view.”

– S Wrain, Memphis, Tennesee

“I took my grandson to the museum in January. It was Soooo Much fun Thank you for an informative and exciting day. I am recommending a visit to all our friends.”

– D. Turner, Michigan

“I wanted to thank you Jay & all your staff for making our visit to your museum PRICELESS...”

– T. Weidler

“My boys & I soooo enjoyed your museum today! I am gonna tell EVERYONE about it! Awesome stuff!!”

– E. Friese , Oklahoma

“We had a great visit to the museum today. Totally amazing! You have a wonderful collection with fun displays.”

– G. Damery, Norman

“While visiting a friend in Oklahoma, we visited the museum and absolutely loved it. I will definitely visit again when I come back. Totally fascinating”

– G. Weaver, Indiana

“Had a great time at the Museum today. The last time I visited Skulls Unlimited you were on Shields! Your collection is fantastic!”

– A. O'Brien , Oklahoma

“Absolutely loved the museum Haven't seen anything like this one My family had an awesome time Thanks so much. Will return.”

– J. Tennant, Mid West City, Ok

“It was awesome I went there today with my class I really liked the humpback whale hanging over everything.”

– C. Brown, Oklahoma

“We really enjoyed our visit this week with our 5 year old Grandson, Great experience for all of us He is planning to tell all about it to his class when spring break is over, Thank you so much and he loved that he could touch things as well.”

– S. Slater Miller , Oklahoma

“We visited the museum with our grandson and were very impressed in many ways, the displays, the personal attention from Jay, the hands on experience as well as photographic opportunities which all added up to one very excited 5 year old.”

– N. Miller, Choctaw, OK

“We visited with our 5 year old grandson. This is an incredible place. Fun. Interesting. Extremely affordable. We all had a great time, learned things & will definitely return.”

– S. Myers, Oklahoma

“I'm so happy and proud of the museum.”

– S. Shropshire, Norman, OK with the Pioneer LIbrary System

“Like the site...Favorite bone site I have been to so far.”

– A. Kolenovsky, Houston

“Your museum was the best ever.My grand kids were asking when we could go back before we even got out of the parking lot.”

– C. Trimmell