Museum of Osteology

The Museum of Osteology is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is a private museum that focuses on the study of bones and their skeletons (osteology). The museum houses over 350 skeletons from animal species all over the globe. This is the largest private collection of osteological specimens anywhere in the world. 

This tourist attraction is unusual. The only American skeleton museum displays bones from hundreds of animals. The specimens are thoughtfully presented and range from large mammals to small creatures, including penguins and snakes to kangaroos and apes. Many of the specimens can be seen in real life poses so that you can observe how they move. It is possible to stand underneath an elephant or giraffe skeleton, or view a sloth or sloth skeleton suspended from a tree. Treasure hunts and other fun activities are designed for curious children.


Exhibits include a humpback whale from the Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The museum is a collection of educational and taxonomic displays that focus on the form and function the skeletal system. It also features all five vertebrate class exhibits. [4]

Jay Villemarette spent over 40 years collecting materials for the Museum of Osteology. [5]

The collections currently contain approximately 7,000 specimens that include more than 2,500 species of fish, birds, reptiles and other animals. [6]


Skulls Unlimited, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Jay Villemarette, the founder of Skulls Unlimited International, Inc., established the museum. The museum was opened to the public in October 2010.

The Museum of Osteology in Orlando opened Skeletons: Museum of Osteology in 2015. This is the largest skeleton museum America, with more than 500 skeletons displayed.

Address: 10301 S. Sunnylane Road, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma