Wild Ohio Day, 2024
Jan. 27 2024
Ohio History Center 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Adult - $16 Senior (60+) - $14 Student (with ID) - $14 Child (4-12) - $10 Child (3 & under) - Free Ohio History Connection member - Free

Included with general museum admission, but pre-registration strongly recommended.

Buckeyes, snakes and spotted salamanders – Oh My! Join us at the Ohio History Center on Sat. January 27th to learn more about the plants and animals that call Ohio home.


Check out the list of timed activities below! 

11:00 a.m. - Beekeeping Program with Bring the Farm to You

Stop by to learn more about the life and habits of the gentle honeybee (please note that this program is intended for younger visitors).

11:30 a.m. - Special Exhibit Tour with OHC Curator of Natural History, Dave Dyer

OHC Curator of Natural History, Dave Dyer, will lead this special exhibit tour of the Nature of Ohio Exhibit.

Noon - COSI's Wild Experience

COSI’s Wild Experience will be bringing several animals from its ambassador collection to talk about some truly WILD SCIENCE!

2 p.m. - Worm Composting with SWACO

Join us to learn more about the practice of composting with the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

3 p.m. - Ohio School of Falconry 

The Ohio School of Falconry will give you the chance to see several amazing birds of prey in-person!

4 p.m. - Nature of Ohio Highlights Tour

Join a museum staff member on a “highlights” exhibit tour of Nature of Ohio.

Ongoing - Fossil ID Table with OHC Curator of Natural History, Dave Dyer and Orton Geological Museum Curator, Dale Gnidovec

Ongoing - Ice Age Mammal Museum Quest Scavenger Hunt


Stop by and visit our community partners for this event!

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens  

Ohio Geological Survey

Orton Geological Museum

Ohio Department of Natural Resources 

Dawes Arboretum

Cedar Bog




Don't forget to bring in your used art supplies for Terra Cycle!

What you can recycle

  • Markers
  • Pens
  • Pen Caps
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Marker Caps
  • Permanent Markers
  • Permanent Marker Caps

This box does not accept:

  • Paint Brushes
  • Wooden Pencils

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