New Exhibit Opens TODAY!


The single egg of a passenger pigeon. The single egg of a passenger pigeon.

Come see the newest exhibit at the Ohio History Center: “Going, Going, GONE? Endangered and Extinct Species”!

Victorian firescreen

Victorian firescreen
  • Learn about the “Big Five” extinction events that have occurred in the geologic past and see fossils of extinct invertebrates.
  • See the skull of an Allosaurus and the skeleton of an Ice Age giant beaver!
  • Learn about the story of the passenger pigeon, which went extinct exactly 100 years ago.
  • See our famous specimen of a passenger pigeon,”Buttons”, the last wild female passenger pigeon.
  • See an actual passenger pigeon egg, and bones of the passenger pigeon excavated from an archaeological site.
  • See the rarest of the rare: specimens of other extinct species which once lived in Ohio, such as the ivory-billed woodpecker and Carolina parakeet.
  • Learn how we came to protect wildlife, and see specimens of Ohio’s Threatened and Endangered species.
  • See a polar bear hide, elephant tusk, and a Victorian-age firescreen filled with exotic birds.
  • Learn about people from right here in Ohio that are working hard to protect endangered species.
  • Take away ideas of things you can do to help protect species, and leave your thoughts behind for others to learn from!

Timber Rattlesnake, an endangered species in Ohio.

Timber Rattlesnake, an endangered species in Ohio.

Planning your visit

Slither on in and see “Going, Going, Gone? Endangered and Extinct Species” at the Ohio History Center in Columbus from July 2, 2014,  through Jan. 4, 2015. Museum admission is $10, $9/age 60+, $5/ages 6 – 12 and Free/age 5 and under. Ohio History Connection members enjoy free admission. For more information about the exhibit click here or call 800.686.6124.

Posted July 2, 2014

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