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Focus Terra

Sonneggstrasse 5, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 44 632 62 81
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Out of the box small museum

We found this fun and interesting museum and spent several hours roaming around the exhibits... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
weo
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ewing, new jersey
Interesting and informative

I come here quite often when I stay in Zurich, along with some of the other museums in the... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2018
N J C
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Sonneggstrasse 5, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

We found this fun and interesting museum and spent several hours roaming around the exhibits. Phillip, one of the students, was kind enough to answer our many questions and made this visit even more enjoyable. Even though it is small, there are several floors of...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

I come here quite often when I stay in Zurich, along with some of the other museums in the University area. They used to have really interesting exhibits on recycling and climate change in the main hall, along with a mercury marble maze that kept...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Near the other small museums in the university area, like the natural history and archaeology. Free, lots of students working at desks but otherwise empty in November. Some fascinating exhibits.I think the guided tour would have been good but we just walked around the cases.

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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We spent nearly half a day in the museum. It is very good and educational. A student staff helped us to explain about the exhibits. We highly recommend it for its educational value and its nice looks and atmosphere. Our daughter really enjoyed and learnt...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

I've expected to see a bigger museum but there is a quite small exhibition. Even so, it took us alot of time to check every item. I like how they explain some things and there are some "practical" things you can do also such as...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2016

This museum provides useful information about the role and relevance of Earth's natural resources in daily life. Free admission in a beautiful and modern building with guide students ready to help you. Interesting interactive and dynamic experiments and simulators (earthquake) and shows how earthquakes are...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2016

They have a number of fascinating displays cutting across several facets of geology. Many of the ground floor displays do a great job of making the materials relevant to visitors. Take a lift up to the top floor (not well marked) and then wind your...More

1  Thank Erichidaho
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

This museum is a part of the Federal Technical University (ETH) and hence scientifically thorough but at the same time it is entertaining more than academic. It is also quite new and very well presented. The building itself is impressive inside, one of the relatively...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2015

focusTerra is a small museum dedicated to Earth and sustainability. It includes some minerals, presentations, and a few interactive expositions, all of which are available in English. I found the place to be very interesting and educational and a nice "hidden gem" of Zurich.

Thank N K
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Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

The Focus Terra, for what I understood it, is a permanent exhibition in the main atrium of a university/research institute. The entrance is free, and most of the content (in German) offers good translations to English. The context of the exhibition is Minerals and their...More

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