The Pacific Museum of the Earth is filled with interesting exhibits and hundreds of different rock specimens.
The long history of the Pacific Museum of the Earth began in 1923 when the collection was first put on display at the fledgling Geological Museum at the University of British Columbia. Since then, several different Museums and buildings have housed the growing collection and in 2003, they all merged to before the Pacific Museum of the Earth located in the Earth and Ocean Sciences building.
Open throughout the year, the Museum runs over one hundred programs for students and visiting education institutes who make their way to learn about the different programs offered at the University. The Museum is a cornucopia of different exhibits ranging from mineral and rocks, precious gems, specimens, seismic displays and even a tornado machine. The most well known display is that of the Lambeosauras skeleton which stands fifteen meters tall is over 80 million years old. Among its collections, the Museum also offers a look at bones, fossils, amber encased insects and even dinosaur eggs.
With valuable information and teachings regarding the geological and natural history of the region, the Pacific Museum of the Earth is important to both the University and those visiting it. Attracting over a thousand visitors a year its interesting displays are found both inside and outside of the Earth and Ocean Sciences building. The courtyard offers dozens of examples of rock species and plaques describing them - a perfect place to enjoy a beautiful day and to learn about local rock specimens.
An interesting and education place to visit on any trip through this historic university campus, the Pacific Museum of the Earth is a place to awaken the imagination and learn about the Vancouver region.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Pacific Museum of the EarthThe Museum is located in the Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS) building on campus - look for the rocks with information at the front
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