Earth Sciences Museum

The Earth Sciences Museum was created in 1907. The building, currently under construction, is located in the neighborhood of Urca, next to Sugar Loaf, an important cultural and tourist area in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in an imposing building of late neoclassical style, that was declared a monument. The administrative and operational management of the Earth Sciences Museum is under responsibility of the Geological Survey of Brazil - CPRM.

Our valuable collection, one of the richest in Latin America, covers minerals, meteorites, rocks, fossils and unique documents related to geological memory. There are more than 10,000 samples of minerals (Brazilian and foreign) and meteorites, as well as 12,000 rocks and 35,000 cataloged fossils. Our library contains around 100,000 volumes of publications related to geosciences. There is also a beautiful children's library. On our libraries we hold workshops and educational and cultural activities, providing interaction and entertainment for the public.

Click here to acess the museum website: Museu de Ciências da Terra.