O Museu da Geodiversidade possui um circuito expositivo com cerca de 600m2, onde são montadas exposições de longa duração. Além disso, ele estabelece parcerias com outras instituições, bem como organiza mostras temporárias no CEMA – Centro de Estudos de Mudanças Ambientais, que está localizado ao lado da área expositiva do Museu. Clique nos links abaixo para saber mais sobre as exposições já realizadas.

O Jardim do Tempo Profundo (junho de 2012)

Abril Negro, Morro do Bumba (março de 2012)

Memórias da Terra (setembro de 2011)

A Geodiversidade Brasileira (dezembro de 2008)


The Museum of Geodiversity has an exhibition circuit with about 600m2, where long-term exhibitions are set up. In addition, it establishes partnerships with other institutions, as well as organizes temporary exhibitions at CEMA – Center for Environmental Change Studies, which is located next to the Museum’s exhibition area. Click on the links below to find out more about the exhibitions you have already done.

The Deep Time Garden

The 2020 Master Plan foresees a restructuring of UFRJ, based, for example, on the development and intensification of the democratization mechanisms of its access.

With this in mind, the space outside the dependencies of the Museum of Geodiversity was musealized through the project The Deep Time Garden (2012). This is a leafy and flowery area, quite pleasant, used as a place of rest and contemplation, in which rocks and vegetables were exposed in order to remember the different Ages that the planet Earth passed.

Thus, a previously unused area of the University City was quickly appropriated by the internal public of the UFRJ, especially IGeo (Institute of Geosciences), which integrates with it daily, creating and recreating different forms of interaction with the place.

In addition, in order to revitalize the campus of UFRJ and to rescue the formation history of the Ilha do Fundão that houses it, explanatory plaques of the Geological Paths project were installed, which, in partnership with the Geological Service of the State of Rio de January, allowed the signaling of one of the few remaining outcrops of the old Ilha do Pindaí do Ferreira, one of the islands that contributed to the formation of the present Ilha do Fundão.

Dark April, Morro do Bumba

The Museum of Geodiversity uses, in addition to the long-term exhibition circuit, the space of the CEMA (Center for the Study of Environmental Changes) to hold small exhibitions, such as the Abril Negro photographic exhibition, Morro do Bumba, impact of the landslides that occurred in Niterói in April 2010, discussing the similarities and differences between natural catastrophes and social tragedies.

Memories of Earth

This exhibition, inaugurated in September 2011 and held with the support of FAPERJ – Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro, CNPq – National Council of Scientific and Technological Development and Petrobrás, deals with Planet Earth in a holistic way , which is the key concept that crosses geodiversity, since it is the result of the intertwining between life and terrestrial substrate, between life and geological processes, which generate landscapes, rocks, minerals, fossils and soils. The purpose of this exhibition was to present a bit of this to the public, explaining the whys, while awakening the aesthetic look on the natural element. It was also purposed not to disengage the Man from all this process, demonstrating how his interaction with the environment is a dialectical dynamic that acts both on the subject and on the object, causing both to alternate in these roles.

On some highlights of this exhibition, it is necessary to mention a great example of stromatolite, which is a carbonate structure derived from the physiological action of cyanobacteria, responsible for the expressive increase of oxygen in the terrestrial atmosphere, which made possible an explosion of life previously non existent on the planet. It is also necessary to mention the existence of an interactive floor that simulates an earthquake from the opening of a volcanic crust, as well as scenographic objects, such as a primitive Earth, which has craters, volcanoes and fissures on its surface, from which it passes smoke to the original heat of the planet.

In didactic and museographic terms, this exhibition was divided into the following modules: a) Opening; b) Earth: a planet in formation; c) Earthquake; d) Minerals: fruits of the Earth; e) Seas of the Past; f) And Life Conquers the Continents …; g) Cretaceous beasts; h) Paleogarden; i) The Mammal Age; j) The Amazonian Monster; k) The First Americans; l) Tecnogen, A Reality.

From this division the evolution of Planet Earth throughout geological time was presented in an integral and authentic way, since the exhibition focused on three pillars for its design and construction: knowledge, beauty and technology.

Watch here to one of this disclosure display videos!

Brazilian Geodiversity

Brazilian Geodiversity was the first exhibition set up to inaugurate the exhibition space of the Museum of Geodiversity. She sought to tell a little of the history of the study of Geology in Brazil over five decades and to present the integration between the planet Earth and the life that once existed in it.

Different samples of minerals and rocks, reconstitution of dinosaurs and images of landscapes and outcrops made up the circuit of approximately 450m2.

To know more about this exhibition, click here and watch the video!

Link permanente para este artigo: http://www.museu.igeo.ufrj.br/exposicoes