Public Hours

  • Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
  • School/Tour groups
    by appointment only


Admission Prices

Adults: $6

Children (4-18): $3.50

Seniors (55+): $3.50

Children 3 & under are admitted free

All major credit cards accepted

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Masland Shell Collection

This impressive shell collection has been generously donated by Isabel Masland to the Oakes Museum of Natural History so that the beauty, diversity

and intricacies of shells can be explored by others. Isabel Masland traveled the world including the Philippines, Bhutan, several African countries, and Costa Rica for over forty years in search of specimens to add to this collection.


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The Oakes Museum of Natural History

The Oakes Museum of Natural History is a unique museum experience for the family, classroom, or group featuring more than 40,000 specimens.

The 10,000-square foot museum is home to a collection of Smithsonian quality African and North American mammals, birds, eggs, fish, seashells, minerals, insects, and fossils.