The Orton Geological Museum is located in Orton Hall on the South Oval on the Ohio State University Main Campus. Part of the School of Earth Sciences, the Museum plays a key role in teaching, outreach, and research.  It is open to the public free of charge from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Explore  rocks, minerals and fossils from Ohio and around the world.


Geological Images


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Orton Hall
Orton Hall
School of Earth Sciences
155 S. Oval Mall
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

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Monday through Friday
9 am to 5 pm

Weekend and evening hours are available by special arrangement.

For more information,
or to schedule a talk or tour,
call (614) 292-6896

Meet the Curators
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Bill Ausich's information page.
Bill Ausich

Museum Director
and Professor
Dale Gnidovec's information page.
Dale Gnidovec

Museum Collection
Stig M. Bergström's information page.
Stig M. Bergström

Museum Director