The museum plans to reopen April 28, with special hours that weekend: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Following that weekend, hours return to Thu.-Sat. each week and the first Sunday of the month, noon-4:30 p.m.
Explore with us. Discover Southeast Missouri where dinosaurs roamed, man explored, and brother fought brother. Our exhibits feature natural and people history spanning the ages. Step back in time to the age of dinosaurs, explore life on the Trail of Tears, enjoy metal sculptures, paintings, and drawings from the Tom Runnels collection, see fossils, wild life taxidermy and much more inside this architectural treasure that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover & Play area and Gift Shop available.
The museum houses information about dinosaurs in Missouri and features natural history displays, contemporary art and metal sculpture from the Runnels collection, wildlife taxidermy, dinosaur exhibits, a children's Discovery Lab, Will Mayfield College memorabilia, Civil War ballistics, American Indian artifacts, a digitized presentation of historic local photographs, a children's play room, gift shop, and more.
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.