Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum

Explore the Rich Past of The Ozarks

Top of the Rock

Created to celebrate the fascinating history and stunning natural beauty of the Ozarks, the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum features artifacts, images and interactive exhibits that chronologically walk you through the development of the Ozarks.  

As you explore the museum, you will learn about the people and animals that have inhabited the region for over 12,000 years. Bass Pro Shops and Top of the Rock founder Johnny Morris was so amazed by the exhibits at the Chicago Field Museum that he commissioned the same design team to help create the displays you’ll find here. Featured attractions include carbon-dated skeletal remains of a woolly mammoth, a saber tooth cat, a giant ground sloth, and prehistoric cave bears.

 

 



Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum Hours

3/1 - 3/31
Sunday | 9:00AM - 7:00PM

3/1 - 3/4
Monday - Saturday | 10:00AM - 7:00PM

3/5 - 3/31
Monday - Thurday | 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday & Saturday | 10:00AM - 8:00PM

4/1 - 4/18
Sunday | 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Monday - Thurday | 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday & Saturday | 10:00AM - 8:00PM

4/19 - 4/23 | Museum open exclusively for Legends of Golf ticket holders.
Wednesday & Thurday | 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday & Saturday | 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Sunday | 9:00AM - 7:00PM

4/24 - 4/30
Sunday | 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Monday - Thurday | 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday & Saturday | 10:00AM - 8:00PM

  • Adults | $12+tax
  • Children (ages 4-12) | $5+tax
  • Children 3 and under | Complimentary 

Top of the Rock Adventure Pass!
Experience both the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum and the Top of the Rock Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail! 

  • Adults | $32+tax
  • Children (ages 4-12) | $15+tax
  • Children 3 and under | Complimentary