150亿年前宇宙的诞生奠定了今天地球的物质基础。在经历了漫长的演化之后,距今46亿年前,地球作为一颗独立的天体开始出现在宇宙的舞台上。此后,地球系统逐渐由简单到复杂,各个组成部分既相互联系又相互影响,直至形成我们今天生活的地球。在这漫长的历程中,地球系统的运动以及运动所带来的形貌变迁、生命现象和生命活动共同构成了地球的历史。《地球历史》博览馆正是在今天人类认识的基础上,力图以简单通俗的表现形式向广大读者复原和再现这一波澜壮阔的演化历程。
  About 15 billion years ago, with the Big Bang, an incomprehensibly large explosion, the Universe began to expand and matter, energy, space and time came into being. As the Universe expanded, the debris from this explosion began to cool down and be condensed into gas clouds, and eventually stars and planets. It was in one of these planets, our planet, the Earth, took form about 4.6 billion years ago. After that, the geological processes shaped the surface of our planet, moved the tectonic plates, built mountains and eroded them again over millions of years. These processes provided the ever changing conditions for life, which adapted to those changes. Now, the understanding of Earth has deepened greatly and new theories and technologies have been providing further insight into Earth's dynamics.
  In this digital museum, Earth’s history, the most important scenarios in Earth’s history and evolution are displayed in a simple-to-access, easy-to-understand way to help our intended audiences to obtain a scientific intuition of the entire earth system, its component parts such as land, sea, atmosphere, and their interactions, to get an image how they function and how they may be expected to continue to evolve on all time scale.