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The Johnson GEO CENTRE was built in a natural rock basin originally filled with peat, covering glacial till and boulders. The basin was excavated and the CENTRE constructed to fit between over 500 linear feet of exposed rock walls. The large, glass-encased entry, standing 2.5 stories high, is the only part of the building above ground. Approximately 85 per cent of the buildingâ€™s 2,970 square metres (33,600 square feet) of floor space are underground. High within the impressive, three-storey high reception hall, nine beautifully illuminated planets of our Solar System are suspended. The largest, Saturn complete with its rings, measures over 24 feet in diameter. The external walls of the Exhibits area are of natural, 500 million year old exposed rock, so that visitors can see the features and characteristics of Signal Hillâ€™s geology. On days of heavy rain or snowmelt the fissures and cracks within the rock walls provide natural channels for water migration, so that the walls themselves become wet as water seeps through the rocks.
"The Titantic Story" exhibits features a comprehensive account of the many causes behind the world-famous disaster, and is one of only a few in the world authorized to display items from James Cameron's movie, Titantic.
In Spring 2005, The ExxonMobil Oil and Gas Gallery was unveiled. This exhibit transports you to the deck of a drilling platform and explores oil and gas in our lives and in our province.
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