The Interpretive Center
Front of Interpretive Center
Parking is behind the building.
Highlights of the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center!
Restrooms and water fountains are located to the right of the reception desk, just past the gift shop.
Visitors may borrow a wheelchair for use in the Center. We have an audio descriptive channel for visually impaired visitors to help interpret the new exhibits.
This museum features hands-on, immersive exhibits. Our original 14- minute movie about the long and exciting history at the Falls of the Ohio is shown in the auditorium.
Gift shop operates from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Saturday, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Sunday.
We do not have vending machines or exterior rest rooms.
School under the new lobby exhibits
Lobby exhibit focuses on the content of the Interpretive Center. It shows a taste of geologic history and ancient life, the natural environment, wildlife and the more recent history at the falls. The giant mural shows an aerial view of the falls area before Europeans entered the area.
Our new lobby exhibits
An Ancient Sea
(focusing on the Devonian fossils and their origins)
A Changing Land
(from the Ice Age to early Peoples)
(The arrival of Europeans and the Lewis and Clark Theater)
The Falls Today
(a look at the ecosystem)
Wildlife Observation Room is in the hallway behind the lobby. Sit and listen to birds at our feeders. Typically, one may observe any of these visitors: sparrows, mourning doves, house finches, goldfinches, chickadees, tufted titmouse, cardinals, blue jays, downy woodpeckers, red-winged blackbirds and others.
Tufted Titmouse on Feeder Baby Groundhog by pond
The River Observation Room will become a place for exploration with activities, resources and books relating to the Falls of the Ohio.
Classroom is available for educators, students and scientists / historians with advance arrangement. It is used as a classroom for educational groups throughout the year and may be rented for $50 per half day when not being used for educational programs.
Original Lobby Exhibit (No more...)
Mammoth Shadow on the Lobby Mural
(Occurred on January mornings)
Updated March 14, 2016