Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
15
207 Mayfield Drive
Marble Hill, MO 63764
Phone: 573-238-1174
Thu.-Sat. and first Sunday of each month, noon-4:30 p.m.

Welcome to the "Home of the Missouri Dinosaur." Our exhibits include a life-size model of the Hypsibema missouriense, a variety of dinosaur called a hadrosaur or "duck billed" dinosaur, with jaws that contained more than 1,000 teeth. The dinosaur was discovered in Bollinger County in 1942; in 2004 it became Missouri's official dinosaur.

The museum houses dinosaur fossils and artifacts from around the world; a fossil preparation lab; Will Mayfield College memorabilia; Civil War ballistics; American Indian artifacts; a digitized presentation of historic local photographs; wireless radio development; artifacts from the wreck of the Steamboat Montana; and a children's fun and educational room.

Our museum makes its home in the Art and Science building of the former Will Mayfield College campus, overlooking the foothills of the ancient Ozark Mountains. Beautiful architecture and educational history placed our building on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Admission: Adults $5; 17 and younger, $2.

Current Exhibits:

  • Dinosaur Dig: What can you find; a tail, a skull or something in between? All ages can enjoy digging for and discovering dinosaur bones.
  • Ice Age Arrives: The replica skull of Dee, the largest mounted Columbian mammoth in North America; Dima, a mummified baby wooly mammoth found frozen in the tundra in Siberia; a huge Latifrons bison skull replica,; giant ground sloth skull replica; saber tooth tiger skull replica; dire wolf skull replica; and a mammoth hut constructed from replica mammoth tusks and covered with animal hides.
  • Stan T-Rex Skull: Stan, collected in 1992 in South Dakota, is considered to be the best T-Rex skull ever found. Not only was Stan's skull complete, but the bones were immaculately preserved. See this amazing exact copy of the Stan T-Rex skull.
  • Utahraptor: This was the largest of raptors, 23 feet from head to tail and weighing around a half a ton; Utahraptor used a huge killing claw; located on its' hind feet, for slashing and ripping prey. T-Rex Exhibit: the full size T-Rex model. This type of T-Rex is known as Daspletosaurus, a predator that grew up to 30 feet long and weighted three tons!
  • Dinosaur Stampede: See the new "Dinosaur Stampede." New dinosaurs include Citipati, Bambiraptor, Quetzalcoatlus, Heterodontosaurus, and Sordes. New dinosaur replicas are the work of museum curator, Guy Darrough of Lost World Studios.
  • Forestry: Life Blood of our Region: Take a look back in history at tools used in the forestry industry. Wood and wood products were a large part of our region's economy. See examples of different types of products produced by this industry.
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GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
  • gift / souvenir shop
  • This facility is on the National Register of Historic Places
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • No Smoking
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • canoeing outfitters
  • winery / vineyard
  • biking / walking trails
  • equestrian trails
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
RATES
  • less than $10
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Check
  • Visa
  • American Express Card
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact requested
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