Explore and discover nature's amazing wonders.
Slow down and learn about our natural environment in Search. You’ll get lost in the many things to see and do here. Reward your curiosity with the calm marvels of nature, big and small.
Crawl through a beaver lodge, touch and feel animal skulls, and meet STAN the T. rex™! Observe, learn and appreciate our critters, and become a nature ambassador.
Delve deeper and head to the Discovery Spot where you can explore Discovery Boxes. Ooh and ahh over a stick insect, touch a thousand-year-old tree, or learn more about the Earth in the Geology exhibit.
The Geology exhibit, presented by TECK, is the newest section in the gallery. Learn about the rocks beneath our feet and discover the properties of minerals and metals in our everyday lives. Become a geologist and use tools like our polarizing microscope, or play a tune on our stone lithophone.
Can metals kill bacteria?
Yes! Many metals have antimicrobial properties—they release ions or charge particles that can kill bacteria. Copper can kill up to 99.9% of microbes on high-touch areas to prevent disease from spreading.
Are metals ductile?
Yes! Ductility means that metals can be pulled into a long string. Metals can be drawn out into wires or cables for electronics.