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 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. The University of Montana (UM) has one of the few copies of the physical exhibit and periodically displays it on the UM campus. View the Walk Through Time digital archives to learn more about the exhibit and the individual exhibit panels.

Panel 01: A Walk Through Time…From Stardust To Us

Panel 01: A Walk Through Time…From Stardust To Us

Panel 02: We Know So Much … And Yet We Know So Little

Panel 02: We Know So Much … And Yet We Know So Little

Panel 03: Deep-Time Terrain: What To Take With You, What To Leave Behind

Panel 03: Deep-Time Terrain: What To Take With You, What To Leave Behind

Panel 04: Pulse Of The Spheres

Panel 04: Pulse Of The Spheres

Panel 05: Star Stuff Of Life

Panel 05: Star Stuff Of Life

Panel 06: Settling In

Panel 06: Settling In

Panel 07: Rock: Not Always A Hard Place

Panel 07: Rock: Not Always A Hard Place

Panel 08: The Rains Reign

Panel 08: The Rains Reign

Panel 09: Gaia

Panel 09: Gaia

Panel 10: Primordial Soup

Panel 10: Primordial Soup

Panel 11: The Extremists

Panel 11: The Extremists

Panel 12: Life Takes Tenacious Hold

Panel 12: Life Takes Tenacious Hold

Panel 13: Celebrating Diversity: Fast And Loose

Panel 13: Celebrating Diversity: Fast And Loose

Panel 14: Life's Fortunate Fermenters

Panel 14: Life's Fortunate Fermenters

Panel 15: Tripping The Light Fantastic: And The Waters Separated

Panel 15: Tripping The Light Fantastic: And The Waters Separated