Our educational programs and outreaches are designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about skulls and skeletons through hands-on exploration. Students of all ages will get the unique opportunity to examine real animal bones during these interactive programs. It is our hope that our programs will inspire participants and encourage them to develop an interest in the sciences.
All of SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology’s school aged programs meet current Oklahoma Academic Standards.
Programs are divided into age categories of Pre-K to K, 1st to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade, 6th to 8th grade, 9th to 12th grade, college, mixed age, adult, and adult/child groups.
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology’s educational programs are hands-on. Class sizes are small to allow each student the opportunity to see and touch the bones and skulls used in the programs. Students will either work independently or in teams to analyze bones and skulls and are encouraged to participate in class discussions and share what they have discovered.
Teachers and educators should schedule programs in advance through our website. Programs generally last between 30 minutes to one hour depending on age and topic. After the program students are encouraged to go into the museum and apply what they have learned.
$1 per student with a $20 minimum per class (maximum of 25 students per class)*
*The Forensic Osteology: Human Skulls program has a $50 fee due to the materials and time necessary to complete this program. (Maximum of 16 students per class)
Program fee is in addition to admission, for groups over 20 please call or email about our group rate firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 14-0006
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What to expect when you arrive at the museum
When your group arrives at the museum we will provide a short introduction to the museum including information on the animals in our collection, where the animals come from, and how specimens are prepared. After the introduction your group will meet in our classroom for their program. If your class needs to be split into multiple groups we will rotate the groups between the classroom and the museum. We have scavenger hunts available for your students to complete while they are touring the museum. Please be prepared to have at least one adult sponsor or teacher in the classroom during your program.
If you are unable to bring your class to the museum, the museum can come to you. SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology’s outreach programs can be scheduled for 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Our museum educators will come to your school or other public institution to teach one of our many programs. Outreaches are all hands-on, and each program will include real bone specimens for students to examine. As with our on-site programs we believe in a small class size so all participants get the opportunity to handle the bones and skulls brought to the classroom. To request an outreach click HERE.
$125 for the first program and each additional program at the same location and on the same day is $100 for locations within a 20 mile radius of the museum. (maximum of 30 students per program)
For locations outside the 20 mile radius, mileage will be charged at $0.50 per mile. Locations that are more than 1 hour from the museum will be available on a case by case basis, please contact us at email@example.com.
MIXED AGE GROUPS
These programs are designed for parent/guardian and children groups as well as homeschool mixed age groups. Adult/Child programs are designed to encourage adults and their children to participate in group activities, learning and having fun together. The homeschool option is for groups who have children from a wide age range that do not fit into the grade breakdown for traditional schools. When scheduling a mixed age program please include the ages of children participating. Most programs last between 30 minutes to one hour and have a maximum of 25 participants.
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology is now offering 2 new programs for boy scouts. Completion of the classes will fulfil many of the badge requirements for the Boy Scout Archaeology Badge but you do not need to be in Boy Scouts to participate in these programs. Each session takes approximately 2 hours to complete and the fee of $225 includes admission to the museum for up to 25 participants, 2 adult sponsors and class materials. If you would like to complete both programs in one day the second program will be an additional $100.
Are you an adult who would like to learn more about skulls and skeletons? Are you looking for a group activity that is both fun and educational? SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology is now offering adult programing for people who love to learn. Adult programs will generally last around one hour to an hour and a half hours and can be scheduled Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Maximum of 20 participants.