Life as we know it 2

From a gigantic Japanese spider crab to meteorites as old as the solar system, these exhibits reveal the fascinating history of planet Earth and the evolution of Life, as we know it.

Over the course of its 4.54 billion year history, Earth has transformed from a hot ball of molten magma to a blue planet home to millions of species. How did Life, as we know it arise?

Discover the unique history of planet Earth with a visit to our Main Court displays. Learn about the biological and geological processes that have shaped our planet and given rise to an incredible diversity of life.