Animal Bones are for Animal Lovers
For many wildlife enthusiasts, the walkways of a zoo or brief glimpses in a state park are invigorating, but never enough. The deeply passionate and the ever-curious want to move closer and know more about the creatures that pounce, slink, dive, and gallop through our hearts.
At SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, we encourage our guests to view animals in a new light. The idea of looking at a bunch of bones may sound strange, but ask any veterinarian and they’ll tell you there is so much to learn from an x-ray. Or better yet, study a complete skeleton right in front of you!
How much of a male lion is just his mane? How are the muscles of the strongest animals supported? Is it true that dolphins have fingers? How are bats the only mammal capable of flight? Do penguins have knees?
Like most mysteries, the wonders of nature are found when you look a little deeper. Osteology, or the study of bones and skeletons, reveals what we cannot see in a zoo or in the wild. It also gives us a deeper understanding of animals, their complexity, their similarities, their unique movements and more.
During Animal Discovery Days, at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, visit with LIVE animal ambassadors as you journey through the largest collection of skeletons in the country. Explore teeth, furs, and horns at our hands-on Education Stations, and enjoy a day of unforgettable fun and discovery!