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The 2020 Museum of Biological Diversity Open House is postponed indefinitely.  We make this decision to support the health of our staff, volunteers, and community.  We apologize for any disruption this decision may cause and hope to offer opportunities to engage the public with our collections in coming months. We regret missing the opportunity to share our science and collections with the community and hope to see you at a future event.  Thank you for your interest and support.


For the latest updates on the upcoming event, please check our blog, OSU Bio Museum, regularly. Also, enjoy our photo albums from previous Open House events. For the most recent updates, follow our Facebook page and look for the hash tag #MBDOH2020 on Twitter and Instagram.

About the Museum and Open House

The Museum of Biological Diversity Open House is the premier outreach event in the College of Arts and Sciences of The Ohio State University. Every year we open our doors to the general public for a day of biodiversity exploration and discovery. During the event you can get a behind-the-scenes view of our world-class collections (insects, mites, plants, fishes, molluscs, birds, mammals, and animal sounds), plus meet the faculty, staff, and students who study the flora and fauna of Ohio and the world. You can also engage in a number of hands-on activities, including our Arthropod Petting Zoo, Seedling Planting, Bugs-in-Goo, the Bug Drawing Station, and more. 

On this site you will find a bit of the history of the Museum Open House, since its inception in 2005. We are actively working on this historic archive, so please check back here for more updates.

This event would not be possible without our numerous volunteers.

We thank our event sponsor!

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