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Ohio Historical Center Moving Mastodon

The Conway Mastodon, an iconic exhibit at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus, will be disassembled, turned to a new position and then reassembled. The move is in preparation for renovation of the center’s entrance scheduled to begin in February.

See all the action as a team from the Ohio Historical Society and Ohio State University meticulously moves the 10-foot-tall mastodon skeleton. The last time the mastodon was moved was in 1993. You’ll be able to touch mastodon bones used in our educational programs. Other Pleistocene-era bones will be on display, such as stag moose, the Farrington Mastodon and giant beaver skulls. Also, take time to explore The Nature of Ohio exhibit can with its five themes of Ohio’s natural history: plants, animals, geology, geography and climate. You’ll certainly learn a lot about mastodons and other animals who lived during Ohio’s ice age. Admission: $8/adult, $7/senior, $4/youth (6-12), FREE/child (5 and under) and FREE/Ohio Historical Society member. Call 800.686.6124.

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