Explore our ever-changing planet in the Red Zone. Discover the natural forces that shape it, the treasures we take from it, the effect we have on it and its place in the universe.
A dramatic sculpture of the Earth takes you to the centre of the globe where you begin your journey around the planet.
Until January 2014 the Power Within gallery is closed for refurbishment. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Walk along an avenue of sculptures, and examine beautiful specimens, including a piece of the Moon. Then take the escalator up through the giant Earth sculpture made from iron, zinc and copper.
Explore the impact of human activity on our planet and how this will affect its future.
Go back to the beginning of time to explore the evolution of life on our planet, and find out just how late humans arrived on the scene.
Get a rare glimpse of some truly precious treasures in this glittering display of rocks, minerals, diamonds and gemstones.
Find out what happens – above and below the ground – when a volcano erupts or when an earthquake takes place.
Discover how powerful natural forces shape the landscape of our ever-changing planet.
Interested in British geology? Examine fascinating fossils, minerals and rocks, or compare your specimens with more than 2,000 in the Earth Lab gallery.
See 200-million-year-old wave ripples and dinosaur footprints on a beach. Find out how to calculate a whale’s age from its teeth.