Fossils and rocks form a unique archive of Earth's history
Collection highlights: Crystal specimens from the Alps and from other parts of Europe
Many geologically painted mountain models originated at ETH Zurich 1890 to 1913 under the guidance of Geology Professor Albert Heim
Marble has always stood for power and elevated status. The latest story on Explora traces how marble and other decorative stone were used in architecture in different eras.
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About 2500 fossils, rocks minerals in 2D or 3D can be searched online in the image catalogue E-Pics of the Earth Science Collections.
E-Pics Earth Science Collections
A comprehensive part of the objects of the Geological and Palaeontological Collection was recorded digitally and can be searched online.
Database of the Geological and Palaeontological Collection (German)
focusTerra conducts, in co-operation with the Earth Science Collections guided tours and workshops.
24 July 2017,
Pro Juventute Ferienplausch - Kleine Bildhauerin / kleiner Bildhauer
25 July 2017,
6 August 2017,
Geologie der Alpen - Öffentliche Sonntagsführung
20 August 2017,
Die Erde von oben - Öffentliche Sonntagsführung
6 September 2017,
17 September 2017,