The Earth Gallery is the next major section of the Museum of Nature, with displays about types of rocks, volcanic and seismic activities, the origins of the Earth, minerals and crystals, and much more. The collection includes meteorites.
Various minerals and gems, often quite colourful, are on display here.
This is one of the more interactive items in this area. A camera and different controls allows you to metamorph your face. These rate as off the wall selfies.
A cave has been created in the gallery, and I like to stop in and have a peek.
I would be curious to visit the cave but not alone.ReplyDelete
Minerals are so fascinating, William !ReplyDelete
...the natural world is an amazing and colorful thing! 😀ReplyDelete
Love the meteorites especially. Just imagine...ReplyDelete
that really is an amazing place to visit!ReplyDelete
Our workd is amazing!ReplyDelete
World. My typing is not amazing...Delete
I love looking at the colorful minerals displays. The variety amazes me.ReplyDelete
Hello, wonderful collection and exhibit. Enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Methinks we'll never visit this one. The grandies go on a regular basis. We have another big hospital trip into Ottawa in August. sigh. Thanks for sharing them.ReplyDelete
Hi William, you make even dour minerals interesting. I love the idea of face distortion and would've taken a peek in the cave as well. Thanks for a lovely post. JoReplyDelete
@Nancy: it's not a big cave- it's a handful of metres inside.ReplyDelete
@Karl: I've got an aunt who spent well over an hour in here once. She's fascinated by rocks and minerals.
@Tom: it is!
@Marie: invaders from space!
@Laurie: it certainly is.
@Marleen: quite so.
@Sandi: I agree.
@Sharon: there's so many of them.
@Eileen: this museum has quite a collection of them.
@Jennifer: if you ever get a chance, you should go.
@DJan: it is!
@Jo: you're welcome.
Minerals are fascinating. They have a super collection. Kids are fascinated by minerals.ReplyDelete
I agree with Red. In my next life, I think I'd like to be a mineral collector.ReplyDelete
Gorgoues colours, shapes and textures in the minerals. What a fascinating gallery:)ReplyDelete
Excelente trabalho e bela colecção de minerais, gostei.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
I always loved the rock collection at the ROM when I was a kid so would love this gallery, William!ReplyDelete
@Red: they certainly are.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: a lot of people seem to respond that way when they see these.
@Rosie: it is well put together.
@Francisco: thank you.
@RedPat: The ROM has a good collection too!
As much as I love rocks, caves are a no for me. Fascinating as they are.
Mineral are always fascinating to look at. Nice photos, William.ReplyDelete
I must show your post to one of our sons - he's always liked minerals.ReplyDelete
Great photographs you've shared here William, thank you.
All the best Jan
Beautiful minerals and lovely photos too!ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
My Husband is rock fan.ReplyDelete
Coffee is on
The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. has mineral displays similar to these. It's amazing how colorful and beautiful minerals and gemstones can be. But they didn't have a selfies station the last time I was there, nor a cave. Both of these look fun and interesting.ReplyDelete
Our earth is made up of many wonders William, it's fascinating to see them in their raw state like this ✨ReplyDelete
Oooh now this is a place I could spend awhile in!ReplyDelete
I need to forward this one to a friend. Thanks!ReplyDelete
who doesn't enjoy checking out big rocks? ( ;ReplyDelete
I like gems... Like every woman ;)ReplyDelete
@Maywyn: I haven't spent much time in caves.ReplyDelete
@Bill: thank you!
@Jan: you're welcome.
@Dora: thank you.
@Kay: I'd like to see the Smithsonian museums someday.ReplyDelete
@Grace: it is, yes.
@Jenn: you'd enjoy it.
@Jeanie: you're welcome.
@Beth: I like it.