Bollinger County Museum of Natural History

Contact: Eva Dunn or Patricia Welker
Phone: 573-238-1174
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Closed until April 28, 2018 for exhibit changes - Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Noon - 4:30 pm and the first Sun. of each month Noon - 4:30 pm
207 Mayfield Dr.
PO Box 676
Marble Hill, MO 63764
Bollinger County

Visit the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History  as we reopen our doors on April 28, 2018. Some of our exhibits will still be under reconstruction.

Sorry, the museum is currently closed to the public to allow us to make exhibit changes.

Please watch for information on our new exhibits and old favorites coming soon!

Explore with us. Discover Southeast Missouri where dinosaurs roamed, man explored, and brother fought brother. Our exhibits feature natural and people history spanning the ages. Step back in time to the age of dinosaurs, explore life on the Trail of Tears, enjoy metal sculptures, paintings, and drawings from the Tom Runnels collection, see fossils, wild life taxidermy and much more inside this architectural treasure that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover & Play area and Gift Shop available.

The museum houses information about dinosaurs in Missouri and features natural history displays, contemporary art and metal sculpture from the Runnels collection, wildlife taxidermy, dinosaur exhibits, a children's Discovery Lab, Will Mayfield College memorabilia, Civil War ballistics, American Indian artifacts, a digitized presentation of historic local photographs, a children's discover and play room, gift shop, and more.

Our museum makes its home in the Art and Science building of the former Will Mayfield College campus, overlooking the foothills of the ancient Ozark Mountains. Beautiful architecture and educational history placed our building on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

New summer activities:

Catch these exhibits and more:

  • Raptor Replica (Utahraptor)
  • Missouri dinosaur replica
  • Wildlife Mounts
  • Discover & Play area
  • Lewis & Clark exhibit
  • Discovery Lab
  • The Missouri Dinosaur Story
  • Trilobites
  • Crinoids
  • Touch Me Table of dinosaur skin, teeth, claws
  • Native American pottery
  • Civil War artifacts
  • Will Mayfield College history
  • Civil War Balistics
  • Forestry: Life Blood of our Region
  • Ice Age
  • Peter Bess site Mississippian Mound Builders pottery & artifacts
  • Trail of Tears




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