Museum of Osteology

Museum of Osteology

Museum of Osteology

We had a homeschool field trip planned for the Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City. Our awesome homeschool group organized a class for the kids to participate in. The class was for owl pellet dissection. As soon as you walk into the museum there is a tank with skulls that beetles were cleaning.

We walked around the museum and checked out all the animal skeletons that they had. The kids absolutely loved looking at them. There was a Narwhal horn in one of the exhibits and Zoei broke out with the Narwhal song. It was pretty funny I caught it on video.

The owl pellet dissection was pretty cool. Did you know owl pellets are not poop like majority believes it is? It is actually owl regurgitation. Zoei and Weston dissected one together. They found some small bone fragments. One of the other kids found a whole rodent skull in his pellet. This may gross some out but for me as a biology major, it was pretty fun.

The kids were able to keep their tiny bone fragments. We stopped by the gift shop and let the kids pick something out. I chose to get some thinking putty. Weston got a cool dinosaur car. Zoei got a T-rex tooth. They had some pretty awesome full skeleton animals for sale as well. (I’m not sure what is going on with the gallery. The images are straight for me but not when I view the post.)

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If you are in the Oklahoma area and haven’t visited the Osteology museum you need to! It is really cool and a great learning experience not only for kids but adults too. It was amazing to see the evolution of the human race.

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2 comments on “Museum of Osteology

  1. I remember doing owl pellet dissection when I was younger. Even got to disect a frog and a squid, too. Talk about cool! The Museum of Osteology is one of my favorite places in Oklahoma (probably because of all that early exposure to death and anatomy. Not that I’m complaining!)… As a Skull painter, I try to buy all of my skulls from their parent company Skulls International.

    1. They really enjoyed it. That is really awesome that you use them to purchase your skulls to paint. I will have to check out your artwork. It is also nice to meet a fellow Okie.

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