Arizona Through Time
(4.5 billion to 65 million years ago)
Take a walk through time at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. From
the origins of the universe, the formation of rocks and minerals, to the
origins of life, explore Paleozoic Seas, Mammal-like Reptiles, Triassic
Petrified Forests and Wetlands, Cretaceous Seas, and First Flight!
In this first gallery of the Arizona through Time, explore the origins
of the universe, galaxies, comets, asteroids and the solar system. See and
touch several meteorites, including a replica of the Tucson Meteorite and a
piece of the Canyon Diablo Meteorite, which created Meteor Crater when it
struck the earth in what is now Arizona.
Earth Science: Rocks, Minerals & Caves
In the Earth Science Hall, discover the difference between rocks and
minerals. Learn how the three types of rocks, sedimentary, igneous and
metamorphic, are formed. Discover the essential minerals and see blue and
green copper minerals and red and orange lead minerals. Touch a drusy
chrysocolla boulder and quartz crystals! Learn all about caves.