Biological Sciences Greenhouse

The 12th Ave. Garage raised its roof to provide 15,120 sq. ft. of teaching/research space. Completed, September 1993. Open to public, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F.        

Ohio State has supported a biological greenhouse for more than 125 years. Today’s facility includes an insectary with 130 species of insects and arthropods; an exotic mosquito rearing facility, research labs, growth chambers, prep room. These serve research and teaching needs of ASC researchers working in population ecology; systematics and evolutionary biology; anatomy and developmental biology; genetics and biotechnology; physiology and toxicology; molecular biology; and integrated pest management and biological control. The Conservatory — where tropical and desert rooms provide climate-friendly environments for more than 1200 thriving tropical and desert plant species from all over the world — is a popular haven on this roof-top greenspace, particularly in winter.

It also houses a USFWS Plant Rescue Center and staff provides tours and hands-on learning opportunities for 2,000, K-12 local school groups annually, along with hosting countless art classes. 

From intensive research to K-12 #STEM education, the Biological Sciences Greenhouse does it all. #ASCDaily