Here’s How To Celebrate National Fossil Day In Columbus

Our planet has been home to life for billions of years.

Countless creatures, both large and small, have walked the earth, lived on earth, and died on earth. It’s only natural that they would leave something of themselves behind.

Ohio is not littered with large dinosaur fossils. In fact, there have been no fossils from the Mesozoic or Cenozoic eras found in the Buckeye state. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have fossils worth admiring.

The state was home to many creatures dating back hundreds of millions of years, including prehistoric sharks, amphibians, and one of the largest Isotelus fossils ever discovered.

Pretty cool, right?

If you’re not interested in digging up fossils for yourself, there is an easy way to check out the awesome wonders of prehistoric Ohio.

The Orton Geological Museum at the Ohio State University is home to rocks, minerals, and fossils from Ohio and around the world. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and it’s completely free of charge.

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You can find Orton Geological Museum at 155 South Oval Mall in Orton Hall. Happy fossiling!


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