Frequently Asked Questions

What does admission cost? What are your hours?

Adults ages 13 and up are $10.00
Children ages 3 through 12 are $8.00
Children under 3 are free with a paid adult

The Museum is open: 
Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm 
Saturday from 11am-5pm
Sunday from 1pm-5pm

Holiday Hours:

The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Easter Sunday.

We are open from 11am-5pm on all other holidays.

Are your skeletons real?

Yes, our skeletons are real! Roughly 98% of all items on exhibit are real. Replica pieces are labeled with a red dot.

Do you have any dinosaurs on exhibit?

No, we do not have dinosaurs on exhibit. Most of the skeletons you see are from animals still living today.

Is there a place to eat at the Museum?

Yes, we have a covered picnic pavilion behind the Museum. It seats roughly 80, and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Do you sell food and drinks?

We do not sell any food, but we have bottled water available for $1.00 in the Museum’s gift store.

Do you allow food and drinks in the Museum?

We do not allow any food or drink in the Museum. Feel free to enjoy your food and drinks at our covered picnic pavilion behind the Museum.

Do you offer a group discounts?

Yes! We offer a discount for groups of 10 or more. Please call or email us at or 405-814-0006 ex. 120, for more information and to reserve this rate. 


Do I need a reservation to bring a group to the Museum?

By scheduling your visit with our Education Department ahead of time, you will be eligible for our discounted group rate. Our educators will help you select the best date and time for your group and answer any questions you may have regarding your visit. We have many educational add-ons available for your group including owl pellet dissections and educational programs. 

Do you offer any type of educational programs for school-age visitors?

Yes! We offer educational programs to students in Pre-K through 12th grade and college students and adults. Please click here to see a complete list of our programs. 

Please email our Education staff at or call (805) 814-0006 for more information. 

Do you offer outreach to local schools and daycares?

Yes!  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.

Please email our Education staff at or call (805) 814-0006 ext. 120 for more information. 

Do you offer memberships?

Yes! We offer 4 levels of museum memberships. Members enjoy a Membership Kit, museum admission for 12 months, discounts on special museum events and birthday parties, and discounts in our gift shop. Our memberships also make excellent gifts!

Please email our Education staff at or call (805) 814-0006 ext. 120 for more information. 

Do you have a gift store?

Yes! The Museum has a gift store which offers a variety of items to interest osteologists of all ages! We offer a wide array of educational items, teaching tools, books and various gift items. We are truly one-of-a-kind, and we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love!

Do I need to pay general admission to shop in the Museums gift store?

No! Feel free to stop in and shop at any time. The gift store is open during regular Museum hours, and visitors may shop without touring the Museum.

What restaurants are nearby?

Please refer to the following link for a map of the area, and nearby restaurants.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Absolutely not! We have a large parking lot and available parking in the rear to accommodate buses, motorcoaches and other oversized vehicles.

Can I make a donation?

Absolutely! The Museum relies solely on general admission to educate and serve the public. Your donations help to make the Museum a better place, and we appreciate all contributions!

Click here to make a donation.