Our Open House 2019 will take place rain or shine on April 7, 2019. Our theme this year is "Magnified", natural history specimens seen under the magnifying glass or microscope.
We will have lots of activities for all ages. FREE Admission and FREE parking.
Doors will be open between 10 am - 4 pm.
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 #MBDOH2018 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.