Museum of Osteology

Southeast Oklahoma City

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  • Only skeleton museum in U.S.
  • Home to nearly 300 skeletons
  • Range of species & exhibits

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Though skeletons commonly reside in closets, they can also be found in the kitchen attempting to steal cookies or near the aquarium making faces at the goldfish. Bone up on bone knowledge with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two admissions to the Museum of Osteology on Sunnylane Road (a $10 value).

As the only skeleton museum in America, the Museum of Osteology's rare collection is replete with 300 different skeletons gathered from across the globe. Many of these well-preserved specimens have garnered curiosity and fandom from numerous national television programs, including Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs. With a focus on form and function, the vast display includes bony frames as small as pigeons, as tall as giraffes, as long as anacondas, and as xylophone-ready as humpback-whale vertebrae. This engaging museum also educates visitors on pertinent topics such as adaptation, classification, and techniques for unlocking universal double-jointedness.

Museum of Osteology

In 1972, when most other 7-year-olds were building their baseball-card and bottle-cap collections, Jay Villemarette began collecting skulls. His lifetime hobby evolved into a full-time vocation in 1990 after he opened Skulls Unlimited, a one-of-a-kind bone shop that earned the limelight on popular TV shows such as Dirty Jobs and Ripley's Believe It or Not!. By 2010, Jay's widespread success led him to establish the Museum of Osteology, which currently houses the largest privately held collection of osteological specimens in the world, with more than 300 skeletons and, most importantly, zero zombie sightings to date.

Education abounds throughout the 7,000-square-foot space as visitors investigate rare species, skulls, and skeletons from all corners of the world in America's Only Skeleton Museum. The form and function of the skeletal system weave a common thread through each of the museum's exhibits, which showcase topics such as adaptation, locomotion, and specific categories of animals, including marsupials, birds, and reptiles. After exploring displays and begging skeletons for their teeth-whitening regimen, interim osteologists can visit the gift shop, where souvenirs, toys and both real and replica museum specimen are available to start personal collections.

Customer Reviews

1087 Ratings

Wonderful and very interesting! So many skeletons packed into two floors of displays! On the drive out to it we thought we were on the wrong road, because we weren't in the city anymore, we were headed into the country....... Just follow the gps!
Lana D. · June 30, 2016
Our kids loved this place. Despite the small size there is a lot to see. Very educational and entertaining.
Clyde L. · April 4, 2016
Looks small from the outside but it was jam packed with awesomeness on the inside. We had a great time wandering around inside looking at the hundreds of bones ranging from small to humpback whale. My 5 year old daughter enjoyed herself as much as us. Had to leave early due to power outage but were given a free pass and will definitely be back again.
Shelly L. · March 12, 2016
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    10301 S Sunnylane Rd.

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73160

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