Museum of Osteology
Where in Oklahoma can you see the fully-articulated skeleton
of a 40-foot humpback whale? This nearly 2,500-pound skeleton
(which was featured on the Discovery Channel’s program
“Dirty Jobs”) can only be found at the new Skulls Unlimited
Museum of Osteology (which means the study of bones, skulls
“This is the only museum that focuses just on the skeletal
system,” said Skulls Unlimited Director of Education Joey
Williams. “Groups can come here and learn about the form
and function and some of the adaptations of the skeletal system.
We also focus a lot on classification, so we have the different
taxonomic [the science of the naming and classifying of living
things] groups of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, a little
bit of everything.”
The museum’s 300-plus skeletons on display (representing a
small fraction of the skeletons in their collection) focus on the
form, function and adaptation of animals from all corners of
the world in a 7,000 square foot space that has been over seven
years in the making. The museum will offer programs, hands-on
activities and self-guided tours to groups and individuals.
The museum is scheduled to open to the public on October
1, 2010. Hours will be Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, with
weekend hours not yet determined. Admission will be $5, with
children under 3 admitted free (one child per adult); group rates
will be available, applying to groups of 20 or more.
To learn more about the Museum, call 405-814-0006 or visit
museumofosteology.org. To learn more about Skulls Unlimited,
call 405-794-9300 or visit skullsunlimited.com.
Photograph of Museum of Osteology exhibits courtesy of Skulls Unlimited, Inc.
September 2010 www.MetroFamilyMagazine.com