Karl E. Limper Geology Museum

114 Shideler Hall
Oxford, OH 45056


The central mission of the Karl E. Limper Geology Museum is to enhance visitor appreciation and understanding of basic geologic themes and to stimulate thought regarding humankind's place in the natural geologic environment.

The museum works to achieve this mission by highlighting the geologic history of southwestern Ohio through exhibits of locally-collected materials combined with exhibits that provide a broad, global geologic perspective. Together, these exhibits emphasize current understanding of the history and dynamic nature of the earth, in order to help visitors appreciate the societal impact of earth science contributions.

A secondary mission of the Museum is to provide learning experiences through outreach efforts, including public lectures and visits to local schools, in order to extend the impact of Museum resources to the community. The museum is also dedicated to the proper handling and preservation of the fossil, rock, and mineral collections.

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