Pacific Museum of the Earth, UBC Campus, Vancouver

The Pacific Museum of the Earth at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is based in the Earth and Ocean Sciences building and offers dozens of different exhibits ranging from rock displays to dinosaur bones to teach visitors about the different themes taught in the department and the interesting geological finds in the area. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The Pacific Museum of the Earth is filled with interesting exhibits and hundreds of different rock specimens.

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Type:

Museum

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

45 minutes

Cost:

By Donation

What to bring:

Camera, Questions, Sense of Curiosity

Establishing in 2003, the Pacific Museum of the Earth has been collecting specimens since 1923 with several predecessors merging into the current collection. Filled with thousands of precious metals, gems and gem minerals, and rare and delicate mineral specimens, the Museum has become a place for both students of the University of British Columbia to enjoy as well for visiting schools and people interested in the Earth and Ocean Sciences Department.

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.

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With dozens of exhibits ranging from dinosaur skeletons and fossils to a wide range of minerals and rocks, the Pacific Museum of the Earth at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver offers information and interesting artifacts to visitors and students.
The exterior of the Earth and Ocean Sciences building which encompasses the Pacific Museum of the Earth at the University of British Columbia Campus in Vancouver is a beautiful garden which along with several different plant species is also a miniature museum in itself with dozens of rock specimens along with information placed along the pathway/
The Pacific Museum of the Earth at the University of British Columbia Campus in Vancouver offers many different interesting displays to see. The Lower Mainland Seismic Array is one of the working exhibits at the Museum that shows the potential for earthquakes in three separate locations around Vancouver.
This cross section of a petrified tree is an interesting touch and see exhibit at the Pacific Museum of the Earth at the University of British Columbia Campus in Vancouver which encompasses many exhibits collected by members of the University to show visitors about some of the amazing finds in the region.
Some of the most popular exhibits at the Pacific Museum of the Earth at the University of British Columbia Campus in Vancouver are those with Dinosaurs. The Museum has dozens of specimens such as a fifteen foot Lambeosaurus skeleton, bones, fossils and Dinosaur eggs.
The Pacific Museum of the Earth's most well known exhibit is the fifteen meter Lambeosaurus skeleton which is over 80 million years old encompasses one wall of the Earth and Ocean Sciences Building in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.


Location of Pacific Museum of the Earth

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The Museum is located in the Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS) building on campus - look for the rocks with information at the front
6339 Stores Rd.


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