Orton Geological Museum

Admission to the Orton Geological Museum is free.

  • Open: Monday – Friday, from 9am – 4pm.
  • Location: (Map It) Orton Hall on Ohio State University’s main campus at 155 S. Oval in Columbus, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-292-6896
  • Web: click here

The Orton Geological Museum: Some may consider this museum Ohio’s little Jurassic Park. After all, it features a full-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, the skeleton of a giant ground sloth, and teeth from a Mastodon and Mammoth. But that’s only the beginning. Visitors will find other eye-opening exhibits, such as fluorescent minerals, crystals, fossils, and a meteorite that fell in Ohio. Tell the kids you’re going to a museum of Ohio’s “rock” history and open the fascinating world of geology to them. Tours are available for groups with prior arrangements.

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