The Museum

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science Museum houses hundreds of animal, plant, and mineral specimens. With free admission and a chance to come face-to-face with a triceratops, you have every reason to visit and no reason not to. 

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Nestled on institute grounds is a superb location to experience the thrill of hunting for fossils.  Exposed boulders provide some great examples of the types of fossils the Ozarks has to offer. Visitors to the institute are encouraged to hike up the hill and hunt for fossils of their own to take home with them.

Fossil Hunting

 

Hiking

Visitors are invited to take a relaxing stroll through the beautiful Ozarks countryside. Explore the magnificent trails that meander throughout the institute grounds. Keep an eye our for the many creatures that call Missouri home. These beautiful forrest trails give visitors a first hand experience of nature at its best. 

 
 

Research and Preservation

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science is committed to the exploration of prehistory, geology, and the natural world.  The on-site lab provides resident researchers an opportunity to expand their knowledge in various fields. Research and preservation remains ongoing for the many specimens and artifacts that call the museum home.

 
Hours*

M-F:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sun: Closed

*Times are subject to change.

We suggest calling ahead of your visit.

Admission

Museum - FREE (Donations appreciated)

Riverbluff Cave - not open to visitors at this time.

Address

2327 W. Farm Road 190

Springfield, MO 65810

 

Phone: (417) 883-0594

Email:  info@monatsci.org

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