Columbus, Ohio: Jeff the Giant Sloth, Carnivorous Fish

University geology museum includes a giant ground sloth fossil skeleton and a 20 ft. long carnivorous fish.

Orton Geological Museum

155 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH
Orton Geological Museum, inside the School of Earth Sciences in Orton Hall, Ohio State University campus. The building is on the South Side of the oval. Parking is off Hagerty Drive as well as in the parking lots of the Ohio Union student center.
M-F 9 am - 5 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sloth skeleton.

Jeff the Giant Sloth, Carnivorous Fish

"Jeff," a 7-foot tall fossil skeleton of a giant ground sloth (Megalonyx Jeffersoni), is the centerpiece in this cool little geological museum, located in Orton Hall, the oldest building (1893) on the Ohio State University campus. Located next to Jeff is Dunkleosteus, a 20-foot long carnivorous fish that ruled the seas 380 million years ago when Ohio was located south of the equator and was covered by a tropical ocean.

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