GEOWORLD - TREASURES
OF THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH

It took 50 long years to put together this unique collection of minerals. The exhibits come from 25 expeditions to 20 different countries of the world and all were discovered, excavated, cleaned, formatted, polished, or cut by hand. Each of the 6,000 exhibits on view has its own unique beauty, beauty we want to share with you. Discover the silent beauty of the treasures of the depths of the Earth at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

20
countries of origin
50
years to complete the collection
6000
exhibits on display
THE BEGINNING OF FAUNA

TRILOBITES

Trilobites are an entirely extinct group of marine Paleozoic arthropods. They appeared more than 520 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs, and were among the most widespread examples of fauna at the beginning of the Paleozoic Era. We know of more than 20,000 types of trilobites, which are among the most sought-after fossils for collectors all over the world. See life as it was before the dinosaurs at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

COLLECTION FROM AROUND THE WORLD

METEORITES AND A TEKTITES

This unique collection of hundreds of moldavites, including examples of cuts and artistic sections, is accompanied by tektites from sites all over the world. Admire different types and kinds of universally beautiful meteorites, ranging in size from a few grams to tens of kilograms. Also worthy of note are original cut pallasites – metal meteorites whose structure includes grains of olivines. Discover all types of meteorites at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

REAL TOUCH OF MESOZOIC ERA

PETRIFIED WOOD

Araucarites, 300-million year old petrified tree trunks, date back to the Carboniferous and Permian Era. Our exhibits of the fossilised predecessors of today’s conifers were found between 1955 and 1960 at sites in Radvanice in the Podkrkonoší area and Horní Bříza near Pilsen. You will find the exposition in front of the main entrance to POP Airport. Touch a 300-million year old tree trunk at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

RAW BEAUTY

GEMSTONES AND GOLD

The beauty of gemstones, whether in their natural form or cut into jewellery, is sure to take your breath away. Hundreds of sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and olivines give the impression of a fairy-tale treasure. A display of kimberlites containing diamond, silver, and platinum in raw state, and examples of crystal gold from Brazil and Russia are also worthy of attention. Let yourself be dazzled by the sparkling beauty of gemstones and gold at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

MINING IN BOHEMIA

CZECH MINERALS

The Czech lands were among the biggest producers of precious metals in Europe deep in the Middle Ages. And various types of minerals were found during their extraction. Our extensive collection is also home to specimens from the world-renowned mines in Příbram and Jáchymov. Take a look at pieces of up to a hundred years of age at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

MINING IN THE WORLD

MINERALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

An extensive collection of different types of minerals was built up during dozens of expeditions all over the world. Other interesting specimens were bought or exchanged down the years to add to the collection. Particularly worthy of note are the examples from Russia, China, Africa, and Asia. Embark on a journey around the world of minerals at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

FROM THE HISTORY OF BOHEMIA

CHARLES IV.

Gemstones and semi-precious stones were popular back in the days of Charles IV and were worked in different ways. In this exposition you can admire replicas of crosses which were made using the original technique and that put the finishing touches to Holy Cross Chapel at Karlstein Castle. Come to Dinosauria Museum Prague and find out how long it took to make the crosses.

HIDDEN SECRET

CAVE PEARL

Cave pearls are formed in karst areas. Layers of aragonite mineral gradually envelop a grain of sand, the core, through water and the pearl grows in size and beauty. Our cave pearl is shrouded in mystery. We don’t know exactly where it comes from, only that it is the biggest known pearl in the world. Legend has it that it was found in the collections of Emperor Rudolph II. Uncover the mystery of the cave pearl at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

HARMONIOUS FUSION

BUTTERFLY MIMICRY

Our new Harmony lection combines living and non-living nature, where on the wings of butterflies you can admire similar patterns as are typical of certain types of minerals. The textures on the surface and the ouring of the insect bodies resemble rocks which perfectly blend with the butterflies and beetles. The Harmony lection contains 21 butterflies, 12 beetles and 31 precious stones. Come and marvel at the perfect fusion of butterflies and stones at Dinosauria Museum Prague.

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