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SUMMER HOURS 

 The Museum Gallery is now on summer hours. It is open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

Orton Hall, where the museum is…

Once again, the Orton Geological Museum will take part in the Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show, which will be held Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2024 at the Ohio…

For 225 years, confusion and controversy have surrounded the spelling and/or authorship of Megalonyx, a giant ground sloth from North America. In a review of the earliest paleontology research,…

With its beautiful, iconic architecture, Orton Hall is an Ohio State landmark. Completed in 1893, it was constructed to house Ohio’s first natural history museum and the original University…

That which we call a shark by any other name would still be just as formidable and interesting. (With apologies to Mr. Shakespeare.)

Orthacanthus, a fascinating Paleozoic freshwater shark…

Our Orton Geological Museum& School of Earth Sciences family is strongly represented at this year's Geological Society of America meeting. Use the dropdowns below to view abstracts and…

In celebration of Earth Science Week, October 8-14, 2023, the Orton Geological Museum presents a new Digital Exhibit, Stones with Stories 2023.

Join us each day on the Museum’s webpage or…

On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, Dale Gnidovec will join with two ODNR Division of Geological Survey geologists, Mark Peter and Charles Salmons, to lead a public tour of the fossils exposed in the…

The imposing skeleton of the great Jurassic theropod dinosaur Cryolophosaurus from Antarctica was installed in the atrium of Orton Hall five years ago, and we're celebrating this milestone! …