Orton Hall's bell tower spire

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

Museum Hours

Museum is Closed due to Campus State of Emergency

Meet the Curators

William Ausich

William Ausich
Museum Director and Emeritus Academy Professor

Dale Gnidovec

Dale Gnidovec
Museum Collection Manager

Stig M. Bergström

Stig M. Bergström
Museum Director Emeritus Academy Professor


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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 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Explore rocks, minerals and fossils from Ohio and around the world.

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