**President Drake has requested that the OSU community take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Activities involving large gatherings on campus have been cancelled through April 20. This includes the Orton Geological Museum’s Open House, planned for March 21. At the moment, we do not know whether this event, along with other Sesquicentennial events, will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned to our social media page and our web page for updated information as it becomes available. We appreciate your support of the Museum, and the University. We also appreciate your understanding in this important matter.**
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of The Ohio State University please come visit the Orton Geological Museum, our doors are wide open! You won't be able to believe your eyes when you take a behind the scenes tour in our collection rooms. Hang out with Jeff the Giant Ground Sloth, and Cryolophosaurus elliot, and their fossil gang. Our museum scientists will be here to show you real rocks, minerals, and fossils, and answer your questions and more researchers from the School of Earth Sciences will be there to share their science with you! From exploring the exhibit gallery to climbing the bell tower, visiting the gift shop and its new items, or just watching paleontologists prepare, and 3D print fossils this will be a family fun event you won't want to miss!