During your visit in focusTerra, photographs of you could be taken by members of staff. Visitors acknowledge and agree that these photographs can be used without financial compensation and without further restrictions.
If you spot a photo of yourself on our websites that you wish to have removed, please inform us by email (info_focusTerra@erdw.ethz.ch) or by telephone (+41 44 632 62 81).
For the blind and visually impaired visitors an audio guide (German, 68 MB) and audio text (German, pdf, 465 kB) are available for download. Individual audio guide devices and memory cards are available in the exhibition.
Special exhibition: 19 November 2012 to 12 May 2013 (normal opening hours)
Opening event: Monday, 19 November 2012, 18.00 in NO C 60, Sonneggstr. 5, 8006 Zurich.
What beauty lies in science! "Tracking" back in time takes us into long-past ages of our Earth's history: focusTerra reveals traces of prehistoric animals and sediment structures, which based on their unique beauty resemble works of art – ones set in stone.
The international travelling exhibition "Fossil Art" shows fascinatingly accurate replica of rare rock surfaces from five continents and of breath-taking aesthetics and variety in shapes.
focusTerra makes this natural beauty accessible to everyone. For the first time, also the blind and visually impaired can feel, experience and discover the relief-like rock surfaces. Additional tactile exhibits explain how the traces were formed and invite you to become an explorer yourself. An exciting and multi-sensory exhibition on Earth history for the entire family to enjoy!
During the special exhibition, focusTerra offers a variety of activities.
Course in cooperation with the Swiss Blindenbund (starts February 2013):
The exhibition is supported by:
Swiss Association of the Blind – Swiss National Association of and for the blind
This accessible exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of (status July 2012):
Federal Bureau for Equality of People with Disabilities FBED – Nagra – Ernst Göhner Foundation – Mercator Foundation Switzerland – Petrolium Association – Friedrich and Amalie Meyer-Baumann-Foundation – Migros Kulturprozent – Quadrant AG – Dr. Peter Eckardt – Dr. Peter Fricker – ETH-Library
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