April 22, 2022

How to Find a Mastodon – The Story of the Williams Mastodon

By David Dyer, Natural History Curator, with Emily George Emily George was on a mission. She had heard about the Williams mastodon while growing up, and about how her grandfather Gus George had helped excavate the skeleton in Columbus in the mid-1950s. After talking with her family about the mastodon for a school genealogy project […]

January 13, 2022

Pleasures of the Cup: Ohio on the Rocks

Sample icy drinks as we explore the Ice Age! Mammoths, mastodons, bears and other cool Ice Age creatures once roamed Ohio – learn about their history with us! Alcohol is included with admission. Advanced registration required. Must be 21+ to attend. Cancellation Policy for Pleasures of the Cup: To receive a refund for an individual […]

September 1, 2021

It’s About Time – A New Ice Age Carnivore Found in Ohio!

Those of us interested in the fauna of the Ice Age (or Pleistocene epoch) are always on the lookout for the Big Two. One of these, the dire wolf, has recently been discovered!

April 16, 2021

Understanding the Climate Crisis – Part I

May 1, 2015

Bones of a cool Ice Age animal! Answer to FoW #35.

September 9, 2014

Free talk on “Magnificent Monsters of the Ice Age”!

June 24, 2014

Playing Musical Mastodons!

January 28, 2014

Drifting along with those tumbling, tumbling, tumble SNOW BALLS!

Written by Curator Emeritus Bob Glotzhober Since our natural history department is a collections-based operation, we don't very often deal with weather phenomenon. Today I ran into a weather event that defies any long-term collections, other than through photographs. But it is so unusual here in central Ohio and so interesting that we just had […]

December 13, 2013

Interesting fossil specimens turn up!

October 17, 2013

Another Use of the Natural History Collections

Written by Curator Emeritus Bob Glotzhober We have posted a few blogs over the past several months about how natural history collections can be useful, valuable and important in different peoples lives. I'm sure we have not fully exhausted the reasons, but let me briefly share this one. Last summer we got a request from […]