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 exhibits that walk you through 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

Sunday | 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Monday - Thursday | 10:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday & Saturday | 10:00AM - 8:00PM

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

Book your next school field trip to the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum with special school group pricing - just $5 per person! For more information and to book your school group, please contact Top of the Rock Welcome Center at 417-339-5308.

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

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