We arrived in Orlando way ahead of time to beat the snow storm that was hitting Atlanta that day. Snow + Atlanta = epic traffic jams. This meant we had quite a bit of time before our hotel room was ready so I looked up roadside attractions and found this museum of osteology less than 2 miles from our hotel. I figured we would kill maybe an hour at most here. We spent almost 3 hours in this place! It was amazing. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. There was a high school forensics field trip going on that afterwards, the instructor talked us through what they were doing and we got to hold and observe different human skulls and decipher how they were killed. Gunshot wounds, machete, car accidents, all of it was so intriguing!
I told the people working there this was my dream job. They said it was their dream job too. They were all eager to tell me about what skeletons they worked on, how they got to the museum and how they ended up there in the first place. I feel like I missed my calling.
I had way too much fun photographing all the different animals. I even found the breed of my dog's skull.
One of the most interesting things was the flesh eating beetles cleaning skulls the way nature intended.
I know this may be strange or gross to some but I find this museum especially interesting. My whole family in fact loved it.
They have a whole section dedicated to abnormalities. That was of course, my favorite... well besides the bats!
We saw a Coati in Costa Rica!
I love how they have the animals set up as if they are engaging in their normal behaviors.
If you are in Orlando you should totally check out the Skeletons Museum of Osteology. It is located in the same complex as the HUGE Ferris Wheel, which of course is a double win in my book!