Samantha Forir
Director of Operations, Board Member
 

Samantha Forir has a degree in Science with an emphasis in Human Anatomy. When she is not keeping the museum staffed or scheduling events, she also enjoys working on fossils in the lab and teaching young minds about our wonderful world.

Barbara Houser
Treasurer, Board Member
 

Barbara Houser's interest in the natural world stems from a lifelong appreciation of the beauty around her. In her travels, she manages to always find museums and zoos, as well as natural features of the area.

Brett Houser
Board Member
 

Brett Houser has been a part of the institute since 209. He helps out by eating unwanted cupcakes after birthday parties. His undying love for fossils is often expressed to the strains of Hall and Oates songs after everyone else leaves.

Wayne Taylor
Educational Director
 

Wayne Taylor has worked at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science for the past seven years and currently serves as the Educational Director. He loves the thrill of telling the stories of the fossils to the visitors and seeing the eyes of the children light up when they touch a real fossil for themselves.

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January 7

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Science Lecture 2:00 pm

Grand Re-opening and Open House

Come celebrate the completion of the new wing and patio.  Visitors are welcome to grab some free popcorn, hot cider and cocoa.  Stick around for the free lecture!

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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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