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Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
A collection of remarkable geological artifacts that invite and inspire us to see rocks in new ways.
Discover the history and uses of zinc.
Bubbling sand evokes a geothermal landscape.
Air—not water—erupts through fine powder to sculpt these roiling streams.
Swirling sand evokes a desert landscape.
Compare how gravel, sand, and fine silt settle out of swirling waters.
Freezing water forms a spiky kaleidoscope of colorful crystals.
Compress layers of sediment to see geologic features in real time.
Hanging magnets reveal the earth’s magnetic field.
Make and eat an intrusive snack.
Explore the history and mystery of iron with a master blacksmith.
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