The Geier Collections & Research Center at 760 West Fifth Street is easily recognized by the life-sized family of woolly mammoths at the front of the building. In September 2001, Museum Center consolidated collections storage and research activities into the 70,000 square foot facility on the corner of Gest and W. Fifth Streets. For the first time, all natural history collections and history artifacts were housed in a single museum-quality environment.

Open by appointment or through one of the scheduled tours, the Geier Center houses Museum Center’s archaeology collections, invertebrate and vertebrate fossil collection, all zoology collections, history artifacts and fine arts. The facility includes laboratories for working on paleontology, archaeology and zoology collections, curatorial and registration offices and the Science Library.

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The facility is named for James A. D. Geier, former president of the Milacron Company and life-long supporter of Cincinnati Museum Center.

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