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The Orton Geological Museum has a vibrant program of teaching and outreach that serves The Ohio State University community, the greater Columbus area, and natural history lovers of all ages.

Interested in a tour of the Museum's Gallery? Information about guided tours.

Visit the Orton Museum's Collection for interesting articles about the collection.

Do you have a rock, mineral, fossil, or gem that needs to be identified? We can help! Send us a request or visit the Museum with your specimen. If you contact us for an identification by email, please be sure to include good, well-focused photographs that include some form of scale. It is helpful if you can tell us where the specimen was collected. Most gem identifications need to be made by direct examination of the specimen.