National Fossil Day

Join the School of Earth Sciences and the Orton Geological Museum in celebrating Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day

From 2021, the Orton Geological Museum has been celebrating National Fossil Day and Earth Science Week with special digital exhibits, Stones with Stories. Click here to see the 2021 and 2022 digital exhibits.

In 2020, our celebration was all virtual, with an installation of a Digital Exhibit of Ohio fossils and a live talk.

In 2019, our celebration of National Fossil Day was also a celebration of the first anniversary of the installation of the Cryolophosaurus skeleton in Orton Hall’s atrium. Activities included carnival-style games, fossil digs, museum tours and talks.

Please join us this and every year for our Earth Science Week celebrations!!