NSU Research and Education Center
Evolution of the Earth
Rus
The Research and Education Center "Evolution of the Earth" of Novosibirsk State University is a modern complex of exposition halls, exhibits and interactive systems, created for scientific, educational and promotional activities in Earth sciences among a wide public, including school students of all grades. The center uses a comprehensible style to present the structure of the Earth, its place in interplanetary space, the composition of the geospheres, motions of lithospheric plates, the variability of geological processes within the Earth, minerals and rocks, mineral resources and the means of their exploration and extraction, the evolution of the biosphere and much else.
Among unique exhibits are rocks and minerals from great depths in the Earth, meteorites, ancient fauna and flora fossils, samples of Siberian oils and coals, etc. The center features a unique hardware and software projection complex consisting of a spherical screen and a LED panel, operated via an interactive touchscreen. This interactive globe and its software allow to visualize any geological and geophysical data and pictures on a sphere, including in online mode. All halls of the Center have interactive computers, tables and touchscreens. All exhibitions are translated into English. Between halls is a projection room with 20 seats for demonstration of educational scientific films and videos on Earth sciences. This cinema can be used as a lecture room for lessons and seminars. The projection system supports the 3D format.
exhibits
1100
models
18
information boards
13
4
exhibition halls
Video tour of the center
Exhibition halls
1. Inner structure and atmosphere of the Sun
2. Meteorites, tektites and impactites
3. Structure of the Earth: core, mantle, lithosphere and Earth crust
4. Mantle xenoliths
5. Kimberlites and diamonds
6. Studies of the Solar System
7. Exomars rover

Interactive exhibits
8. Orbus globe
9. Seismic waves

Hall 1
Exhibition themes
Structure of the Earth and the nearby interstellar space
1. Structure and symmetry of crystals
2. Classification of minerals
3. Plate tectonics
4. Volcanism and eruption products
5. Magmatism and igneous rocks
6. Metamorphism and metamorphic rocks
7. Hydrothermal rocks and processes
8. Microscopy
Hall 2
Exhibition themes
Composition of the Earth and processes at depth
1. Evolution of life from the Precambrian to present times
2. Ichnofossils – organisms footprints
3. The black smoker biota
4. Pleistocene predators
5. Siberia in the Pleistocene
6. Hominids
Hall 3
Exhibition themes
Evolution of the biosphere
1. Exploration and production of oil from the 18th to the 21st century
2. Formation of oil, gas and coal
3. Oil fields of Siberia
4. Ore and non-metallic minerals resources
5. Luminescence of minerals in UV light
6. Growing synthetic crystals
7. Structure of the continental shelf
Hall 4
Exhibition themes
Mineral resources and conditions of their formation
Monday
WORK SCHEDULE OF THE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER
09:30—11:00 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees
11:30—13:00 Tour
14:30—16:00 Tour
16:00—17:30 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees

Tuesday
Exhibits maintenance and cleaning

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
All tours must be booked in advance (via email or telephone) no less than 2 days in advance. A tour is 1 hour long, followed by 30 minutes of individual observation of exhibits.
NSU students and employees - free
School students – 100 rub
Students and PhD candidates of other universities – 150 rub
Other visitors – 200 rub
Ticket cost
09:30—11:00 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees
11:30—13:00 Tour
14:30—16:00 Tour
16:00—17:30 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees

09:30—11:00 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees
11:30—13:00 Tour
14:30—16:00 Tour
16:00—17:30 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees

09:30—11:00 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees
11:30—13:00 Tour
14:30—16:00 Tour
16:00—17:30 Tours, lectures and courses for NSU students and employees

CONTACTS
Novosibirsk State University,
1, Pirogova st.

Tel.: +7 383 363-42-25
Email: ee@nsu.ru