We are a small nonprofit museum located in a rural area. We strive to bring education and a love of science and nature to our community and surrounding area.
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. This architectural treasure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Supported entirely by private funding and dedicated volunteers, the Museum began operation in 2000.
The mission of The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History is to inspire through discovery and education of the natural and cultural history of our continent. Our vision is to perpetuate an institution, grounded in scientific principles, that captures the imagination of people of all ages through engaging and evolving displays and programs that will connect people with the natural world and recruit generations of new explorers, thinkers, and philanthropists.
Through our programs, school tours, and outreach we hope to connect young people with science and history. Our Traveling Teacher Trunks bring information and fun to classrooms and give students a hands-on experience.
You can help us continue our mission to inspire a new generation of explorers, scientists, and artists by making a donation on #GivingTuesday, November 28.