The Teaching and Research Collections in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences includes approximately 10,000 rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, and vast array of physical models and technology-based teaching equipment.

If you are interested in viewing some of the collections, many are displayed along the third floor of the Geology Building. Here you will also find the UCLA Meteorite Gallery: the fifth largest collection of meteorites in the United States and the second largest housed at a university.

Members of EPSS are encouraged to use the collection in their research, teaching, and public outreach events.

If you would like to know more about the Teaching and Research Collections, please contact

Examples from the Collections

Rocks and Minerals


Fossils and Fossil Casts

Models and Demonstrations