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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 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Explore  rocks, minerals and fossils from Ohio and around the world.

Geological Images



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

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
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