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The Fossil corner hosts some of the most unique and well preserved specimens from our collection. This ammonite is a cephalopod, a relatives of octopus and squid that actively swam in Earth’s oceans during the Mesozoic Era 252 – 65 Million years ago. The name “ammonite” comes from the spiral shape of the creature’s shell, which […]
Our mineral collection is stunning. From the dazzling and rare mineral and gem collection housed in the Globe and Gem Gallery to the seven foot tall amethyst geode, our displays showcase a wealth of minerals and gems that highlight Earth’s spectacular natural beauty.
PME’s East Gallery located in the Earth Sciences Building along Main Mall is the perfect place to tour through Earth’s rock cycle. Come by and discover volcanic rocks that cooled from hot lava to sedimentary rocks made from the calcitic skeletons of creatures that once swam in Earth’s ancient oceans.
The Globe and Gem Gallery is home to Canada’s first and only OmniGlobe, a spherical interactive display on which you can project images and animations of planets, real time weather, ocean currents, tsunami wave data, forest fires, ancient ice coverage, plate tectonics, and much more.
The Earth Sciences Building Atrium showcases our brand new Evolution of Earth display. Come by and tour 4.5 billions years through Earth’s dynamic history—from the early Hadean Earth that was partially molten and lifeless to our present day Earth that is teaming with an enormous diversity of life.
Ash pours out of the crater at Mount St. Helens during the May 18th, 1980 eruption. The 24 km high eruption column deposited ash in eleven states and parts of southern British Columbia. Image by Robert Krimmel, USGS.