Among the more than 11,000 sharks teeth and many marine fossils, there is the world's oldest known mosasaur fossil, a 15 foot Xiphactinus Audax prepared by well-known fossil-hunter George Sternberg, and an extremely rare fossil of a mosasaur skull with its eye socket in tact!
Come see an actual sod house and replicas of Oakley's first depot and general store, There are countless railroad and western artifacts, and over 1,000 photographs depicting early pioneer life in our area.
The museum also houses a large, impressive collection of rocks and minerals from the Oakley area and around the world including the remains of ancient tombs.
Unusual and colorful is an understatement about this art. Vi Fick, co-founder of the Fick Fossil & History Museum was an eccentric artist who used many mediums to display her folk art, including locally found fossils, fish bones, shells, sharks teeth, oil paint and crayon wax resulting in unique, three dimensional artwork and displays you won't see anywhere else in the world!
The museum is free of charge and open year round Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. During the winter the museum is closed from noon to 1 pm. Closed Holidays.
700 W. 3rd St.