Southern California is home to one of the largest meteorite collections in the West. The UCLA Meteorite Collection is located in room 3697 of the Geology Building. This collection has been on exhibit and opened to the public since January 2014. The gallery is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Admission is always free. This past weekend, we took the opportunity to visit and learn about meteorites. Continue reading to find out what happened.....
We arrived Sunday afternoon and parked in the visitor parking section of the garage. Parking is convenient and located directly across from the Geology building. The kids were amazed that we were able to walk into the Geology building on a Sunday afternoon. As we headed to the collection, there were many questions about UCLA. Our kids are still so young that talking about college seems way to early however looking at it, it is right around the corner for us. We offered information and suggested UCLA could be a school they could attend one day. As for today, we were just exploring meteorites even though there were many more curiosities presented.
|357-pound iron chunk of an asteroid that crashed into Arizona nearly 50,000 years ago|
|UCLA Meteorite Collection|
Our short visit left us with a fraction of knowledge about meteorites as there is so much more to learn and study. Such as Meteorites are divided into two main classes: primitive and differentiated. Each little spot on these meteorites tell a story and data from that story continues to be collected, studied and reported on. To learn more visit: http://www.meteorites.ucla.edu/faq/
UCLA Meteorite Gallery Geology Building, Room 3697,
595 Charles Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 310-825-2015
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