Orton Geological Museum

Admission to the Orton Geological Museum is free.

  • Open Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) Orton Hall on Ohio State University’s main campus at 155 S. Oval in Columbus, OH 43210
  • Phone: 614-292-6896
  • Web: https://ortongeologicalmuseum.osu.edu/

The Orton Geological Museum: Some may think of this museum as Ohio’s little Jurassic Park. After all, it features a full-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex scull, 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 your 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 arrangement.