January 24, 2023

Four Outdoor Natural History Sites You Should Visit this Winter (+ our picks for a coffee or hot chocolate stop for after your visit!)

Get bundled up and head out to one of these Ohio History Connection sites this winter to get out of the house and get a new perspective on our state’s incredible natural history.

August 23, 2022

Peering Back In Time – 19th Century Microscope Slides of William Sullivant

An unassuming dark wooden cabinet on the shelves in the collections revealed beautiful 19th century microscope slides from William Sullivant.

April 27, 2022

Ask a Curator: Natural History and Archaeology Object Identification Event

Join our curatorial team as we help our visitors to determine what it is they think they have in their own personal collection.

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 […]

February 3, 2022

Wild Ohio Weekend, 2023

Included with general museum admission. Join us for a weekend full of natural history programing and learn more about the plants and animals that call Ohio their home! Check out the list of activities and programs below! Please note that the time of display tables may be subject to change. Sat. Feb. 4  Timed Talk: […]

January 18, 2022

What is it? – Identification of Natural History Objects

Many interesting natural objects can be found while out hiking, walking along a streambed, or digging on your property.

January 13, 2022

Spring Thaw

Included with general museum admission. Celebrate the end of winter and learn something new with the family this spring break! Join us at the Ohio History Center for a week of fun and interesting natural history programs from April 5th to April 9th. More information on programing coming soon!

January 13, 2022

Pleasures of the Cup Virtual: Ohio on the Rocks

Create drinks along with our mixologist as we explore the Ice Age! Mammoths, mastodons, bears and other cool Ice Age creatures once roamed Ohio – learn about their history while mixing icy drinks along with us! Topics during the program will include: What exactly IS an Ice Age, anyway? How the glaciers traveled. Uncovering Ice […]

October 8, 2021

Restoring a Sense of Wonder

“I fell in love with every bird I met and everything they did. Their world, my world, was all new. I swooned to kinglets, warblers, tanagers...

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!