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 (a $10 value).
As the only skeleton museum in America, the Museum of Osteology houses more than 300 complete sets of endoskeletal body scaffolding from all over the world for education and interspecies understanding. The 7,000-square-foot museum designs every exhibit and articulates every appendage with learning in mind, a fact that has earned it the attention of numerous news outlets and national television programs, including Dirty Jobs and Ripley's Believe It or Not!. Bare bones are organized by class and species and spread out across topics such as What is a Skeleton?, Comparative Anatomy, and Adaptation & Locomotion. Visitors are welcome to bring cameras and take snapshots of such rare skeletal sights as a two-headed calf, a 40-foot humpback whale, and the DVD collector's edition of The Skulls.
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.
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