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focusTerra - ETH Zürich

Why does the ground tremble? How does a crystal grow? What do lake sediments and fossils tell us about climate and environment?

focusTerra, the Earth & Science Discovery Center of ETH Zurich, shows that geology comprises much more than just rocks. Embedded in a research institute, the exhibition builds a bridge between science and the public. The exhibition tower reflects a journey through Earth and illustrates to visitors the geological processes from Earth's interior to the surface. At the same time, focusTerra provides insights into current research and deals with socially relevant topics such as natural disasters, the scarcity of resources or the determination of locations for the storage of radioactive waste.

The permanent exhibition, which also includes an earthquake simulator and the most beautiful minerals and fossils from the Earth Science Collections of ETH Zurich, is regularly supplemented by special exhibitions.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Opening 2009

Der Ausstellungskörper von focusTerra. Foto: Radek Brunecký
Der Ausstellungskörper von focusTerra. Foto: Radek Brunecký
Wachsende Kristalle in focusTerra. Foto: Radek Brunecký
Wachsende Kristalle in focusTerra. Foto: Radek Brunecký
Indergand Kristallgruppe. Foto: Susana Bruell
Indergand Kristallgruppe. Foto: Susana Bruell

Current exhibitions

ONLINE: Travel Stones

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An online exhibition to take part in

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
ONLINE: Travel Stones
  • Science
    Science

Location of the museum

Sonneggstrasse 5
8006 Zürich

Location/directions

ETH-Zentrum, Sonneggstrasse 5, 8006 Zürich

Open

Mo-Fr 9-17; So 10-16

Admission

Eintritt frei

Contact

focusTerra - ETH Zürich
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
044 632 62 81 Telephone (ETH-Zentrum)
044 632 11 12 Fax (ETH-Zentrum)
info_focusterra@erdw.ethz.ch
http://www.focusterra.ethz.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport