The Museum of Osteology

Coordinates: 35°21′55″N 97°26′33″W / 35.365371°N 97.442601°W / 35.365371; -97.442601

The Museum of Osteology
The Museum of Osteology is located in Oklahoma
Location of The Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma.
Established 2010
Location Oklahoma City, United States
Type Natural history museum
Collection size 10,000+ skeletal specimens
Director Jay Villemarette
Website The Museum of Osteology Website

The Museum of Osteology is a public museum devoted to the study of bones and skeletons (osteology). This museum is located in Oklahoma City and features displays with the skeletons of over 1,000 species from animals all over the world.[1][2][3]



The museum was the established by Jay Villemarette, founder of the company Skulls Unlimited International, Inc., which is located next to the museum.[1]. Construction on the museum began in 2004 and opened to the public on October 1, 2010.[4][5][1][2] The museum focuses on the form and function of the skeletal system with numerous educational and taxonomic displays featuring all five vertebrate classes.[3] The collections housed in The Museum of Osteology are the result of over 30 years of collecting by Jay Villemarette.[6] Currently the collections consist of approximately 10,000 specimens representing over 2,500 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.[7]



  1. ^ a b c Urstadt, Brian (July 2006). "I'm Going to Rib-cage World". Outside Magazine. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Raymond, Jeff (March 26, 2007). "Skeleton Crew". The Oklahoman. 
  3. ^ a b Wheelbarger, Brent (Oct 1, 2008). "The Bone Collectors; The Biggest Skeletal Collection in the World Right Here in Moore Oklahoma". Moore Monthly. 
  4. ^ Dinger, Matt (Nov 15, 2010). "Museum Opens in Southeast Oklahoma City". The Daily Oklahoman. 
  5. ^ Gray, Aaron Wright (Oct 30, 2010), "Villemarette Gets His Skeletons Out of the Closet", Norman Transcript, 
  6. ^ Horton, Greg (October 25, 2006). "Bone Collector". Oklahoma Gazette. 
  7. ^ Brus, Brian (May 27, 2009). "Skull Junkie Finds Solid Future in Skeleton Frontier". The Journal Record. 

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