Explore the natural heritage of Ohio from the state’s ancient bedrock, its Paleozoic marine fossils to the state’s modern flora and fauna.
Discover animals (fossils and recent), plants and geological specimens from across the state.
In addition to the 11,000 square-foot “Nature of Ohio” exhibit in Columbus, OHS maintains exhibits at sites around the state.
Explore Ohio’s National Natural Landmarks and Dedicated State Nature Preserves
Learn about current research in natural history.
Find out more about an object in your collection.
Contact us if you are interested in conducting research on the collections.
Learn about this service offered to other educational organizations.
Borrow items from OHS collections for exhibit.
Invite the Natural History curator to speak at an event.
Learn more about Natural History staff.
Get answers to frequently asked questions.
Send us your questions or contact us for more information about research, programs or events.
The OHS site network includes 4 National Natural Landmarks and 3 Dedicated State Nature Preserves
"I have enjoyed the partnership we have formed in the preservation and management of some of Ohio’s most unique natural areas."
-Martin H. McAllister, Manager, Shawnee State Park Region