Dive in as the Ordovician Period shimmers to life through fossils and new technology.

450 million years ago, Cincinnati was teeming with life at the bottom of a tropical sea. The creatures of the Ordovician Period flourish once again in an immersive new gallery. Built on the strength of our world-renowned Ordovician collection, you can see the world through the first fully-evolved eyes, discover how fossils are formed and investigate the connections between extinct and modern species. Become an amateur archaeologist and hunt for the fossils in your own backyard or search for living fossils you never knew about.

Opening 2023