A Walk Through Time depicts the 4.6 billion year story of our Earth and progresses from the formation of our solar system to the beginning of life on Earth to the present. The Walk offers a rich context for exploring fundamental issues regarding humanity and the future of all life on Earth. The Walk exists in several forms – as a physical display, as a series of digital images of that display (archived here on Scholarworks), as an archived web site, as a physical book, and as an audio book called Deep Time Walk.
The Walk Through Time exhibit was imagined by physicist Sidney Liebes, who wanted to inspire people with the magnificent story of life on Earth and provide a cautionary tale of how human actions today threaten Earth’s diversity and stability. Many scientists, writers, and artists contributed to the creation of the Walk Through Time, which was funded by Hewlett Packard.
The University of Montana has one of the few copies of the physical display and periodically displays it on the UM campus. The digital images archived here were copyrighted in 1997 by the Stiftung Drittes Millennium (Foundation for the Third Millennium) and are used here with permission of the copyright holders.
If you click on any one of the images below, you can see it, enlarge it, download it, and view the associated metadata. You can “page” through the images in this collection by clicking the “Next” link located on the upper right hand side of each image page, just above the exhibit title.