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Earth and Planetary Sciences Gallery Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA
September 21, 2017
Recurring daily
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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This renovated gallery displays thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones in both rough and cut examples, including a 1,600-pound amethyst geode from Brazil. Exhibits highlight new research and offer a broad overview of the dynamic processes and events that formed our planet and that have shaped its continuing evolution. Visitors can touch rock and mineral specimens that date back to the beginning of our solar system. Uncover mysteries of our planet's origins revealed in ancient meteorites and terrestrial rock containing some of the oldest minerals on Earth, zircon crystals that have survived intact for 4.3 billion years!

Earth and Planetary Sciences Gallery