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Step Back in Time at the Natural History Museum of the Ozarks!

Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of lush dense forests, the shimmering waters of tranquil lakes, and the imposing figures of the Ozark Mountains, Branson has a strong connection with both its peaceful environment and its rich past life as a part of the Ozarks region. Nowhere else in the city is this more clearly showcased than at the museum of the Ozarks, known as the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, a famous local institution where tourists and locals alike can learn more about this storied history of this gorgeous natural setting, preserved as a legacy for future generations. As one of the most interactive museums in Branson, MO, here you’re sure to find engaging exhibits, intriguing ancient artifacts on display, and a vast number of educational panels and images. Visitors who come to the museum are able to walk through the development of the land, animals, and people of the Ozarks region over the course of the last twelve thousand years. On display are the carbon-dated skeletons of saber tooth cats, woolly mammoths, enormous ground sloths, and prehistoric cave bears—the replicas of were created by the same design team behind the impressive displays at the Chicago Field Museum.


Hours of Operation and Admission Pricing

The Museum of the Ozarks is open from 10:00am until 7:00pm on Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm Fridays and Saturdays, with extended hours from 9:00am until 7:00pm on Sundays. Prices are listed as follows:

  • Adults (ages 13+ years): $12 + tax
  • Children (ages 4 – 12 years): $5 + tax
  • Children (ages 3 years and under): Free

With a Top of the Rock Adventure Pass (which includes entrance into the Natural History Museum of the Ozarks and the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail), pricing is broken down as depicted below:

  • Adults (ages 13+ years): $32 + tax
  • Children (ages 4 – 12 years): $15 + tax
  • Children (ages 3 years and under): Free

Address: 150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, MO65739
Phone #: (417) 335-2777
Toll-Free #: 1-800-225-6343


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