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No bones about it, there are plenty of bones at the Museum of Osteology

February 27, 2011

bone museum of the worldI don’t rave about things often, well maybe I do, but only because there are so many awesome things to do in Oklahoma.  But this is one of those things that has to be on your “must do list,”  the Museum of Osteology. The Museum of Osteology opened October 2010 and has already seen more than 5,000 visitors come through the doors. When you walk into the facility there is definitely a wow factor with a 45-foot humpback whale weighing more than 2,500 pounds suspended from the ceiling, a giraffe, a African elephant, and displays lining the walls hundreds of species from around the world

This museum was a dream come true for Jay Villemarette who has spent his entire life dealing with bones.  Finding the skeleton of a dog when he was seven lead him into becoming the world’s leading supplier of osteology specimens with his business Skulls Unlimited. In 2009 Mike Rowe from the TV Show Dirty Jobs visited Villemarette and filmed a feature about the cleaning, sterilization, and bleaching process involved in the preparation of Osteology specimens.

The Museum of Osteology is located at 10301 South Sunnylane, Oklahoma City. The museum is open Monday-Friday 9 am- 5pm and Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adult and children, children under 3 are free (1 per adult). For more information call (405) 814-0006.

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