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The Earth Science Research and Information Centre of ETH Zurich

Opening hours

Mon–Fri: 9.00–17.00
Sun: 10.00–16.00
Sat: closed

Additional closing times


Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zurich
Phone: +41 44 632 62 81
Fax: +41 44 632 11 12

Visitors information: Accessibility


Current topics 2014

More information
(German, pdf, 3.8 MB)

Notice for visitors

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focusTerra will be closed from Wednesday, 24 December 2014 at 13.00 to Saturday, 3 January 2015.


Saurichthys – fossilized predators of the primeval oceans

Special exhibition, 15 January to 1 March 2015

Further information on the exhibition

Image: Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, University Zurich

Magical geology 2014/15

Story telling afternoon in Swiss German

"Die Wüste lebt"

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 14.00 to 15.00

More information in German

Die Wüste lebt (Illustration: Leonie Haab)
Die Wüste lebt (Illustration: Leonie Haab)


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Spectacular Phenomena and Treasures

The three levels of the public exhibition structure are dedicated to various themes which range from the formation of the Earth and the processes operating within the Earth to the treasures of the Earth’s crust and the surface which act as archives of Earth’s history. Each exhibition level displays the relationship to the region by depicting the natural phenomena in relation to our daily lives.



Free admission!

The museum is wheelchair accessible.


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