focusTerra, the Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich, has the following aims:
- to promote the understanding, discovery, and enjoyment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
- to share our knowledge of the origin, history, and dynamics of planets
- to inform our visitors about the role and relevance of Earth's natural resources in daily life
focusTerra's museum aims to engage a diverse audience
- by displaying authentic scientific specimens
- by providing dynamic, modern, interactive, as well as traditional exhibits and displays
- by providing free admission, low cost events, and tours;
- by providing visitor experiences that are tailored to accommodate a variety of special needs, abilities, and languages.
focusTerra aims to provide inspiration through knowledge and encourage responsible engagement with the natural world.