School of Earth Sciences
155 S. Oval Mall
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Hours:Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend and evening hours are available by special arrangement.
Contact:For more information, or to schedule a talk or tour, call (614) 292-6896
Orton Geological Museum
Discover the Earth's amazing treasures at the Orton Geological Museum!
See hundreds of crystals and minerals - some that even glow in the dark. Learn about Ohio during the Precambrian, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian and Carboniferous periods.
Come face-to-face with a 4-foot-long replica skull of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, and dodge Glyptodon, a giant South American armadillo.
The museum is also home to the fossil skeleton of a 7-foot-tall giant ground sloth, Megalonyx jeffersoni.
We have meteorites, mastodon teeth, minerals, and fossils from around the world.
See the late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur Cryolophosaurus ellioti, named after the Ohio State University professor who discovered it in Antarctica.
There is much more to see at the Orton Geological Museum. Take a look at some of the pictures on this site to get an idea!