Since mid-March, 2020, The Ohio State University has been under a state a emergency due to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, or novel coronavirus) epidemic, and the doors to the Museum have been closed. They will remain so until the state of emergency is lifted. Museum personnel continue to work from home, however, and the Museum remains a dynamic entity. The Museum's web page is constantly changing. Each week we are uploading new content to inform, entertain, and enlighten, as we strive to stay connected with the community and the world.

Recent News

September 18, 2020


September 18, 2020


June 12, 2020

We are so thankful for all the beautiful pieces of artwork submitted to our Geology Art Contest!

And we are pleased to announce the winners! 

PreK Category 

First Place:…

April 29, 2020

Deadline extended to May 31st for submissions!

The Orton Geological Museum is happy to host its first Geology Art Contest!

There will be 6 categories participants can enter in:…