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Vancouver, BC

The Pacific Museum of Earth (PME) has been around for almost a century! Founded in 1925 and originally named the Geological Museum and later the M.Y. Williams Geology Museum, the PME was UBC’s first museum. Over the next several decades, the museum acquired valuable minerals, gems, and fossils, slowly expanding its collection.

The PME’s newest permanent exhibit showcases a 13 meter long elasmosaur skeleton. This majestic marine reptile once swam through warm Cretaceous seas nearly 75 million years ago. At the PME, visitors can tour 4.5 billion years through the evolution of Earth, discover the topography of the moon using our interactive OmniGlobe, touch a real dinosaur bone, be informed about the hazards of natural disasters, gaze at dazzling mineral and gem displays, and learn about the mineralogical guts of your smartphone.

The museum’s Outreach team runs approximately 120 programs annually. The outreach menu currently includes guided tours of the museum and OmniGlobe, as well as hands-on workshops in which students can learn how to identify minerals and rocks, how fossils are preserved, or how and why volcanoes erupt explosively.

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The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.

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