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Address: Sonneggstrasse 5, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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We spent nearly half a day in the museum. It is very good and educational. A student staff helped us to explain about the exhibits. We highly recommend it for its educational... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
Urs M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We spent nearly half a day in the museum. It is very good and educational. A student staff helped us to explain about the exhibits. We highly recommend it for its educational value and its nice looks and atmosphere. Our daughter really enjoyed and learnt a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I've expected to see a bigger museum but there is a quite small exhibition. Even so, it took us alot of time to check every item. I like how they explain some things and there are some "practical" things you can do also such as playing a little game, test the magnetism of some metals etc. I like the place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This museum provides useful information about the role and relevance of Earth's natural resources in daily life. Free admission in a beautiful and modern building with guide students ready to help you. Interesting interactive and dynamic experiments and simulators (earthquake) and shows how earthquakes are triggered, what makes volcanoes erupt.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

They have a number of fascinating displays cutting across several facets of geology. Many of the ground floor displays do a great job of making the materials relevant to visitors. Take a lift up to the top floor (not well marked) and then wind your way down the excellent displays telling a geological history. A docent met us at the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This museum is a part of the Federal Technical University (ETH) and hence scientifically thorough but at the same time it is entertaining more than academic. It is also quite new and very well presented. The building itself is impressive inside, one of the relatively rare open indoor spaces in Zurich. We decided to hold our son's 7th birtday in... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

focusTerra is a small museum dedicated to Earth and sustainability. It includes some minerals, presentations, and a few interactive expositions, all of which are available in English. I found the place to be very interesting and educational and a nice "hidden gem" of Zurich.

Thank N K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

The Focus Terra, for what I understood it, is a permanent exhibition in the main atrium of a university/research institute. The entrance is free, and most of the content (in German) offers good translations to English. The context of the exhibition is Minerals and their importance to mankind. It presents a wide range of samples and interactive content beginning with... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

This little gem of a museum belongs to the earth science department of the ETH (Federal Polytechnic). Do not expect extensive and boring collections of minerals - here only extraordinary and beautiful specimens are on display. Some nice big meteorites, for instance! Moreover, panels and 3-d plastics and virtuals will convey you a lot of knowledge about the basic earth... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

The local universities just keep giving us great museums, all free of charge. This museum sponsored by ETH Zurich is free and open to the public Monday-Friday and Sunday, closed Saturday. This exhibit focuses on the dynamics of the earth, the variety of natural resources, information on the earth’s climate change aspects, a spectacular collection of rocks, minerals and crystals... More 

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