Yet another resident of the new I-Drive 360 complex has emerged with enticing previews! Skeletons – Animals Unveiled is fast approaching opening day, and it promises to provide first-class edutainment.
Skeletons is a branch-off from The Museum of Osteology, based out of Oklahoma. Skulls Unlimited International Inc. is the company behind these creative endeavors, which help to promote the studies of anatomy, anthropology, and archaeology. A perfect compliment to the overall vibe of I-Drive 360, Skeletons is definitely something different.
I was fortunate enough to tour the 7,700 square foot Skeletons facility with Executive Director Mark Brisson. Though still in the midst of construction, Mr. Brisson did a remarkable job of bringing the exhibits to life. When I last saw the Skeletons interior, it was a wide open, blank canvas. With walls and pathways now taking shape, Mr. Brisson helped to fill in the blank spaces with a vision of what’s to come. Let’s take a look at what the Skeletons crew has planned for their newest venture…
Skeletons has been unveiling details of their coming exhibits on social media. The pictures throughout this page provide a glimpse at a few of those reveals. How many can you name? To test your anatomical acumen, visit Skeletons – Animals Unveiled on Twitter and Facebook, where you’ll find captioned descriptions for these photos and more! I asked Mr. Brisson for his personal favorite display in the exhibit. It just so happens to be the giant of the exhibit, as well as a familiar local – a killer whale from Sea World Orlando, who died of natural causes. This display will be hung from above, near the entryway to the attraction.
Skeletons – Animals Unveiled will be unveiled sometime in April, hoping to form a coherent, synergistic phase opening with its neighbors at I-Drive 360, including Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, and The Orlando Eye. The exhibit will open daily at 9AM, 365 days a year. Tickets are currently being priced at $19.99 for adults, $12.99 for ages 4-12, 3 and under are free. Multi-attraction, combo tickets will be available – including an option to combine visits to Skeletons and Ripley’s Believe it or Not, perhaps with lunch on the lush, inviting grounds beneath The Orlando Eye! Stay tuned for additional details on the opening of Skeletons – Animals Unveiled.