The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Dinosaur Day at Orton Hall
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Columbus, OH

Dinosaur Day at Orton Hall

Can you dig it!

Join us for an open house as we welcome our new dinosaur friend, Cryolophosaurus ellioti, to Orton Hall. The skeleton was discovered and named in honor of one of Ohio State's own geology professors, David Elliot. Found in Antarctica, it's the most complete dinosaur found from that continent and highlights the university's long history of research in the polar regions.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

2–4 p.m. Open house

Orton Hall
155 Oval Drive S.
Columbus, OH 43210


Parking is available in the Ohio Union North Garage or Ohio Union South Garage. View map. Click here for parking costs.

Event Details

  • Complimentary coloring books and dinosaur cookies
  • Meet-and-greet with the man who discovered the dinosaur, David Elliot, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, along with dinosaur experts Bill Ausich, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences and Director of Orton Geological Museum and Dale Gnidovec, Collections Manager and Curator
  • Dinosaur discovery talk by Dale Gnidovec at 2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.




The Orton Geological Museum is open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, or to schedule a talk or tour, call 614-292-6896.


Please contact the alumni association at or 800-762-5646.