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Ohio History Center and Ohio Village

Enjoy exhibits on Ohiohistory, archaeology, natural history and more;

explore a recreated19th-century Ohio community; or use our vast library to explore Ohio history on your own at our centrally located flagship site.  


Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
800 E. 17th Ave.

Columbus, Ohio 43211

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: (800) 686-6124

E-mail Address(es)


Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Hours: Closed Easter Sunday April 24, 2011


Calendar of Events


Adults: 10.00
Seniors: 9.00
60 and over
Youths: 5.00
Children: FREE
5 and under

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash, Debit Card, Mastercard, Visa



Conway Mastadon

The Conway Mastadon greets visits to the Nature of Ohio exhibit at the Ohio Historical Center.

DiscoverOhio Itineraries

  • Columbus Getaway
    by Discover Ohio

    Is your family needing a simple getaway? Columbus has a lot to offer making a quick trip with your family easy to plan and packed with tons of fun!

    During your first day in Columbus, explore the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell. You will have a roaring good time seeing the baby tigers, huge bats and the playful polar bear sisters, who swim over your head. The are tons of exotic animals to see up close and learn about. Next, head over to COSI, the #1 science center in the country for families by Parents® magazine. Ride a high wire unicycle, go on an archaeological dig and get hands-on with countless activities that make science fun! All of your family members will be able to discover all that science has to offer.

    On your second day, head over to the Ohio Historical Center. Get face-to-face with a giant mastodon skeleton and Civil War battle flags still smelling of gun smoke. There is plenty of Ohio history to explore and learn about. After that, stop by the Columbus Museum of Art to get a glimpse of the fascinating art exhibits. Come check out the diverse and influential artistic pieces of our time. What a great way to learn and observe the beauty of artwork.

    So, pack your bags and start exploring Columbus. This city offers many family friendly destinations and activities that all members of the family are sure to enjoy! Be sure to look for special package offers for these locations.

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