Global Zone Fact Sheet

Global cycles of air, water, land and life make Earth a dynamic world that is greatly impacted by

human activity. Inside the Global Zone, guests will view the ultimate “big picture,” the first ever

HD Magic Planet® exhibit. It’s a 3-dimensional globe that stands 6 feet in diameter and features

interactive audio-visual technology. Guests can see how the Earth transfers matter and energy

across the globe through the oceans and learn how changes in one ecosystem can affect the

entire planet.

Exhibit Highlights:

  • Examine climate change and learn about the human impact on our changing planet.
  • Explore global cycles of air, water, land and life.
  • See how rapidly the human population has grown and the global effect of the increase in greenhouse gases.
  • Watch how a hurricane moves across the ocean or how pollution in China affects the air you breathe in the United States.
  • Magic Planet® program features content developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Scripps Birch Aquarium.

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