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Missouri Institute of Natural Science

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We loved seeing the local aspects of the museum. The displays were full of interesting things to... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2019
Harrod F
Gravois Mills, Missouri

This is GREAT place to visit with or without kids. Very informative volunteers and lots to see... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Nixa, Missouri
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

We loved seeing the local aspects of the museum. The displays were full of interesting things to look at. It looks like there is plenty of room for museum staff to add more as they continue their research on the cave. It was raining, so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is GREAT place to visit with or without kids. Very informative volunteers and lots to see. Between the dinosaur bones, the fossils and this being the oldest cave in the northern hemisphere, there's lots to take in.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum as one of our homeschool class days. I was very impressed when the volunteer asked if we’d like a tour. There’s SO much information inside of this small museum, it really is a great place to visit! We were there for over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is tucked into south Springfield. It's a tiny place but has a nice easy trail. This is the sort of place you won't spend more than an hour inside. There are guided tours. I didn't get one but I listened to another group's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

REAL fossils from the Riverbluff Cave, Dinosaur skeletons, gorgeous rock, gem and mineral specimens, a real must see for anyone who loves earth science and gemology.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Was really impressed with this school. It’s a smaller public college but has all amenities of big school. The staff and students were very nice. Was pleasantly surprised to see that even though it’s a science and technology college it offered students the opportunities of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

A staff that knows their stuff built over a natural wonder of the area. There is a cave under the site that has remains from critters for tens of thousands of years.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

To have dinosaurs available to see in the Ozarks is amazing! The museum itself is still new and growing. I have been present when staff were knowledgable and amazing, but sometimes, the staff is just someone to open the building. There is a nearby nature...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

If you’re into old animals and history of the land, then this is worth your time and it’s free. This cave would of been blown up but for the attacks on 9/11. The contractor decided not to use dynamite the next day because it might...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

The museum has a wide range of artifacts and specimens, from dinosaurs to colonies of fossilized bacteria that you can see up close. Matt Forir, a palentologist and director of the museum, said his team helped excavate the triceratops from a hillside in Wyoming on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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