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Your Summer Checklist: Skeleton Museum

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Editor’s Note: “Your Summer Checklist” is a weekly column running all summer long, to help you and your family play tourist in your own town. You can submit your suggestions to jdidomenico@osceolanewsgazette.com.

I recently had the opportunity to explore “Skeletons: Museum of Osteology” at rebranded ICON Orlando 360 (formerly known as I-Drive 360). This museum is unlike any museum I’ve ever explored, as it primarily focuses on animal skeletons. Cool, right?

Standing outside and looking at the small museum front, you would never expect what you can find inside. “Skeletons: Museum of Osteology” features the skeletons of more than 500 animals.

Guests can embark on a self-guided journey, winding through more than 40 skeleton exhibits of cats, bears, penguins, monkeys, fish and more. Kid explorers (And adults, too!) are welcome to pick up a map and scavenger hunt at the front to help lead the way.

The museum also features seven human bodies, and a ton of different — human and animal — skulls.

One of my favorite exhibits featured the skeleton of a giraffe, the tallest skeleton in the museum.

“Skeletons: Museum of Osteology” is offering events throughout the summer, plus Family Fun Days for the whole family and Skeletons After Dark for adults throughout the year.

Admission to “Skeletons: Museum of Osteology” is $19.99 for adults and $12.99 for children. For a limited time, you can receive $4 off any regularly priced admission. Just use promo code “WEBONLY” at online checkout.

For more information on “Skeletons: Museum of Osteology,” visit SkeletonMuseum.com or call 407-203-6999.