Friday, October 7, 2011

Bones, Skulls, Skeletons, The Museum of Osteology


From comparative anatomy to classification to adaptation and locomotion, The Museum of Osteology has been designed with learning in mind. Currently displaying nearly 300 skeletons from all corners of the world, visitors have a unique opportunity to compare and contrast many rare species normally not seen in museum exhibits. In addition, The museum features a variety of North American specimens ranging from tiny mice and shrew skeletons to a 40 foot humpback whale.

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Exploring Oklahoma Museum of Osteology a One-of-A-Kind Treasure

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The Museum of Osteology, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a unique educational experience. Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this 7000 square ft. museum displays hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Exhibits include adaptation, locomotion, classification and diversity of the vertebrate kingdom. The Museum of Osteology is the only one of its kind in America.

Museum of Osteology

10301 South Sunnylane Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73160

Latitude 35.364829, Longitude -97.44172 (Google Maps)

From I-35,continue on I-35 until you reach exit 121B. Go east on I-240 for 3.3 miles. until you reachexit 7 (Sunnylane road). Head south for 1.7 miles until you reach the museum. We sit on the west side of the road. Hope to see you soon!

From I-40 west of Oklahoma City, Continue east on I-40 until you reach exit 147A, merge onto I-44. In 4.8 miles you will make a slight left and merge onto I-240. Continue on I-240 for 7.5 miles until you reach exit 7 (Sunnylane road). Head south for 1.7 miles until you reach the museum. We sit on the west side of the road. Hope to see you soon!

From I-40 east of Oklahoma City. Heading west as you come into Oklahoma City metro you will make a slight right onto I-240 W (signs for Lawton/Dallas). Continue on I-240 for 8.9 mile until you reach exit 7 (Sunnylane road). Head south for 1.7 miles until you reach the museum. We sit on the west side of the road. Hope to see you soon!

Phone: (405) 814-0006

E-mail: Info@MuseumofOsteology.org



Education is the number one priority of The Museum of Osteology. Here you will find useful information to enhance your visit. Feel free to download or print any of the educational ideas, curriculum, or diagrams on this page and use with your class or group. If you have any questions, comments or ideas you'd like to share, please do not hesitate to contact us ateducation@museumofosteology.org.




Cats
The family Felidae is comprised entirely of cats. There are approximately 41 species found throughout the world. Cats possess some impressive traits for hunting. Good vision, sharp retractable claws, and long slender canine teeth help to make cats some of the most effective predators in nature.














Horns or antlers found on a skull bear evidence of how an animal communicated, defended its self and possibly the animals sex. Animals can protect themselves or attack other animals by goring them with their horns or antlers. Bighorn sheep, muskox and deer use their horns or antlers for establishing territory and winning mates.








Giraffe










Flightless Birds
There are many species of flightless birds ranging from rails to penguins to the ostrich. Flightless birds evolved from birds that could fly but in areas where flight was not needed for survival. Flightless bird’s bones are more dense and heavier than flighted birds. With the exception of penguins, which have adapted to “flying” through the water, most flightless birds lack a keeled sternum for flight muscle attachment. These skeletal adaptations, along with the absence of flight feathers, permanently ground these birds.


Cyclopes




Humpback whale




Beluga whale


Barnacles on a live humpback whale.




Alligator






Beluga whale




Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Black Kitten Video and Final Disposition

On October 5th the little black kitten found a good and loving home. video

The night before Doc tried to video a cute kitten to show the world what they were missing by not owning her.