Directions & Parking



The Museum collections are located at 1315 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio (43212). For those traveling to use our facilities, we are located on the university's West Campus. 

     Coming from the south, take State Route 315 north through Columbus and exit at Lane Avenue. Take Lane Avenue west (turn left) until the first traffic light and turn left onto Kenny Road. Take Kenny Road south to Kinnear Road (the second traffic light) and turn right onto Kinnear Road. We are located on the left at 1315 Kinnear.

     Coming from the north take State Route 315 south into Columbus and exit at Kinnear Road, turning right. Travel west past Kenny Road and we are located on the left.

     From the east or west coming on I-70, watch for the sign for SR 315 north; take 315 north to Lane Avenue where you exit and proceed left (west) to the first stoplight (Kenny Road). Turn left on Kenny and head south to Kinnear Road, where you turn right and follow to 1315.


The parking lot right in front of the building is managed by OSU campusParc and requires a permit. We now have a pay-by-plat machine right in front of our building where you can pay hourly ($2/hr) or purchase a day pass. You can also download the Parkmobile app and pay from your cell phone.

Here are the details given by OSU CampusParc (as of 09-January-2018):


To pay at the nearest Pay-by-Plate machine, enter your license plate number and select the form of payment and amount of parking time desired, as indicated by printed instructions on the Pay-by-Plate machine. Since verification of payment is done via license plate, it is imperative to enter your license plate information correctly. Please verify all information before finalizing your transaction. Machines do not provide change or refunds.

Parking Rate Table


Parkmobile is a payment option that uses pay-by-phone and smartphone applications. Customers can create a Parkmobile account online at, via the Parkmobile app, or via their automated phone system at 877-727-5009. After entering the required information and setting up an account, customers can begin “parking sessions” by accessing their account (via one of the three methods available) and confirming their license plate number, parking zone number, and intended duration of stay. Parking sessions can be terminated early or extended via the same method used to start the parking session. 

Parkmobile Website