focusTerra is the Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich. The exhibition is designed for young and old, experts and non-experts alike.
The three levels of focusTerra’s permanent exhibition are dedicated to diverse topics. As though travelling from the centre of the Earth to the top of the Alps, visitors start on the ground floor with the formation of the Earth and the processes occurring in its interior, ascend past the treasures of the Earth’s crust and finally reach the geological phenomena near the surface, the archives of the Earth’s history, on the top floor. Each level features sections presenting certain subtopics with a focus on their regional relevance and demonstrating the impact of the Earth’s natural phenomena on our daily lives.
Precious stones, animations and models of the Alps invite visitors to linger and learn. An earthquake simulator and various experiments allow them to experience Earth science phenomena first-hand.
Special exhibition “Earth's Treasures”
“Earth's Treasures” is a travelling exhibition on mineral resources developed by focusTerra / ETH Zurich. You can rent it for your museum or venue.
This exhibition is about the formation, mining and use of mineral resources, and how we deal with products we no longer need.
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More information about the special exhibition “Earth's Treasures”
Events and guided tours
11 April 2017, Evening Tours
Verborgene Schätze der Erde - Einblicke in die Geologisch-Paläontologische Sammlung