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Where to find all Snow Globes in Starfield

Updated: Nov 22, 2023


With thanks to my BFF, Silent

 

There are 17 Snow Globes in total to collect and display.


A checklist can be found here and below.



 

The questline will start when you pick up the book or interact with a plaque. Some can only be found during the main questline.


There are multiple copies of some books in-game; for others, there is only one spawn.


If the book isn't there when you visit the location, check your Activity, under Mission, as you might have already picked it up or found another copy.

 

Apollo Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Sir Livingstone's Second Journal book


Obtained by

The Lodge

Alpha Centauri System/Jemison/The Lodge

Matteo's bedroom (the room next to your room).


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Cairo Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

The Ancient Civilization of Egypt book


Obtained by

Sinclair's Books

Cheyenne System/Akila/Akila City

Purchase from the Book Vendor at Sinclair's Books.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Cydonia Snow Globe

Credit to Camelworks on Youtube for locating this Snow Globe.


Item to start the quest line

Face on Mars Plaque


Obtained by

Sol System/Mars/Cydonia


Fly to the Cydonia Settlement and enter the building. Follow the corridor all the way to the end, until you hit the rail. On your left, you will see the Face on Mars statue. Walk over to the statue and interact with the plaque under it. This will make the Snow Globe spawn.


Snow Globe Location

There is no map marker for this spawn so you will need to look around for it.


Go back outside and stand on the roof of the Cydonia Settlement entrance. Behind the Settlement, you will see a hill. That hill is the Face on Mars.

Open your scanner and run over to the top of the hill. When you get to the top of the hill, turn around so you are facing the Cydonia Settlement. Line yourself up so your view is the same as in the photo below.


Note how many meters away you are from your ship in your view as you might need to climb higher up the hill. (Approx 1650m).

Once your view matches the photo, turn back around so the settlement is behind you.


Make sure your scanner is still open. Walk forward and stand on top of the rock that has the lead deposit on top of it.

Turn so your view matches the photo below and walk forward.

Look down the hill and you will see an Aqueous Hematite deposit on a rock below you. Walk towards that deposit and the Snow Globe is just in front of the pile of rocks on your left.

 

Dubai Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Race to the Heavens book


Obtained by

Siren of the Stars spaceship

Aranae System (below Olympus)/Aranae 4

You are sent here during the Breaking the Bank questline. Enter Larry Dumbrosky's room and the book is on the corner of his desk.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Hong Kong Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Maurice Lyon's Journal


Obtained by

New Homestead Museum

Sol System/Titan/New Homestead

On the shelf, next to the stairs, in the Museum.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

London Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Oliver Twist book


Obtained by

Sinclair's Books

Cheyenne System/Akila/Akila City

On one of the tables.

Can also be purchased from the vendor at the bookshop.

Multiple copies lying around every galaxy.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Los Angeles Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Hope Family Tree book


Obtained by

HopeTech

Valo (Narion) System/Polvo/Hopetown


The book can be found on Ron Hope's desk, upstairs, in his office.


You will need to steal this book. It is recommended to pick this up when Ron Hope is in the warehouse at the back, and the office is empty.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

NASA Collectable Snow Globe 01


Item to start the quest line

N/A


Obtained by

During the Unearthed questline, you will be sent to the NASA launch tower on Earth.


Snow Globe Location

At the very very very top of the NASA Derelict Launch Tower. The quest will tell you to find a way inside the building, ignore that, and keep climbing up until you are standing on top of the tower.

 

NASA Collectable Snow Globe 02

There are four spawn locations for this Snow Globe.


Item to start the quest line

N/A


Obtained by

During the Unearthed questline, you will be sent to the NASA launch tower on Earth.


**Don't forget to interact with the MER (Mars Exploration Rover) Program plaque while you are here.


Snow Globe Location #1

On level 05 of the NASA launch tower on Earth.


Once you arrive at the NASA launch tower, the quest will direct you to an elevator. Do not enter the elevator.

Face the elevator and turn around.

Walk straight and jump over the gap in the floor.

Follow the path straight and open the door in front of you.

Follow the room around and stop at the double doorway. There should be a desk on your right and a set of filing cabinets on your left.

The Snow Globe is on the desk, on your right.


Snow Globe Location #2

On level 05 of the NASA launch tower on Earth.

From the desk above, walk through the doorway and follow the path straight. Turn left and walk forward. Stop at the lockers on your right. The Snow Globe is inside the middle locker.


Snow Globe Location #3

Exit the elevator and follow the map marker down to the museum.

Stop at the door at the end of the rock/cave corridor. Take a few steps forward and turn right. The Snow Globe is in the display cabinet in front of you.

You can not interact with or collect this Snow Globe, however, it is just a copy of the one that you collected above.

You can not go back and collect this Snow Globe, once the quest has been completed.


Snow Globe Location #4

In the underground NASA lab. There will be a box on the wall where you will need to place a power cell in, to open the door to Robotics. Just in front of and to the left is a desk with an old computer. The Snow Globe is on the desk, next to the computer.

You can not go back and collect this Snow Globe, once the quest has been completed.

 

NASA Collectable Snow Globe 03


Item to start the quest line

N/A


Obtained by

During the Unearthed questline, you will be sent to the NASA launch tower on Earth.


Snow Globe Location

Once you enter NASA, you will end up in the Space Museum. Follow your map marker past the Project Prism rocket and towards the room marked "WC". On the row of white seats on your left, next to the WC door, is the next Snow Globe spawn.

You can not go back and collect this Snow Globe, once the quest has been completed.

 

NASA Collectable Snow Globe 04


Item to start the quest line

N/A


Obtained by

During the Unearthed questline, you will be sent to the NASA launch tower on Earth.


**Don't forget to interact with the MER (Mars Exploration Rover) Program plaque while you are here.


Snow Globe Location

While walking around the Museum, look for the satellite hanging from the ceiling. Jump onto the satellite and walk up towards the top. Halfway up the satellite, you will need to jump over a large silver box. The Snow Globe is on the other side of the box, on the middle rail.

You can not go back and collect this Snow Globe, once the quest has been completed.

 

New York Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Our Lost Heritage book


Obtained by

MAST headquarters

Cheyenne System/Akila/Akila City


Enter the MAST building and take the elevators behind the front desk to the Office of the President floor. Exit the elevator and turn right. Enter the room with the "Office of the United Colonies President" sign. The book is on the desk. You will need to steal this book.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Opportunity Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

N/A


Obtained by

Read the MER (Mars Exploration Rover) Program plaque at the NASA Launch Tower. You will be sent to the NASA Launch Tower while running the Unearthed questline.

You can not go back and collect this Snow Globe, once the quest has been completed.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Osaka Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Diary of Kyosuke Nagata


Obtained by

The Key

Kryx System/Suvorov


You can access this book during the Crimson Fleet questline Rook meets King.

After you speak to Delgado, follow him to the navigation table room. Walk over and face the large window. Turn around and a door will be in front of you and to your right. The book is on the bedside table in that room.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Shanghai Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

Essentials of Modern Macroeconomics


Obtained by

In the classroom of the ECS Constant.

Porrima System/Porrima 2/Paradiso


You will need to grab this book while doing the First Contact questline near Porrima 2.


If you have already done the questline and did not collect the book, then go to Activity, under Mission, and scroll down for the quest "Location of the ECS Constant". This will take you to the ship's current location. You will need a Grav Drive with 30LY+ on it to catch them.


If you didn't grab the book and didn't pick the Grav Drive option, you are out of luck.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

St Louis Snow Globe


Item to start the quest line

The Price of Destiny book


Obtained by

Benjamin Bayu's Penthouse

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Trade Tower


You will need to pickpocket the penthouse keys from Benjamin Bayu at the Astral Lounge and then take the elevator from the lobby to Bajamin's penthouse. Go up the stairs and the book is on his desk, in his office.


Snow Globe Location

Follow the map marker to the Snow Globe spawn location.

 

Tower of Pisa Snow Globe

Credit to Vicyorus, my PC BFF for finding this Snow Globe.


Item to start the quest line

N/A


Obtained by

This is currently only obtainable by using console commands.


While anywhere on Earth, open the command console, tilde key (`) on PC, and write the following command:

cow 0018E4B4 0 0

The game will spawn you into a location near the Tower of Pisa. Look East and you should be able to see the top of the tower in the distance.

Run over to the Tower.


Snow Globe Location

At the base of the Tower.

 

Once you have collected all the Snow Globes (not counting the NASA Snow Globes and the Tower of Pisa Snow Globe), you will receive the Old Earth Spacesuit set as a reward.

 

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Will O'Donovan
Will O'Donovan
Oct 17, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

I think the level of the surveying skill makes a difference. I followed the directions and stumbled about across the face for hours - then I upgraded surveying from 2 to 3, and turned around and saw a suspiciously snow globe like bump in the distance, withing minutes, when in the same area I could not see it before. What is the level of your surveying skill, Duchess? Thanks for the completionist madness of your list. Sometimes I prefer my own quests to the ones assigned me by the game, and this is a great one.

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Duchess Flame
Oct 17, 2023
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I have max rank 4 surveying but it took me about an hour and half to find the snowglobe myself. It's definatly a weird one, I don't know why they didn't just add a map marker like they did for all the other snowglobes.

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The_Abyss_ Hunter
The_Abyss_ Hunter
Oct 02, 2023

The pisa snowglobe is able to be found without console commands as I found it while looking for it after hearing it was a thing I started landing at the top of Italy a bunch of times looking for it after a hour of reloading and landing I landed about 900m away from the tower it just takes trial and error on landing sites so far I have not found any book or any way to find its location with a map marker so I hope this pic helps even a tiny bit.(I'm sorry for its quality)


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Duchess Flame
Duchess Flame
Oct 03, 2023
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Thanks for letting me know! You have way more patience than me for sure haha I'll jump on tonight and use your photo as a guide and see if I can find it as well. And yes we have combed through the game files and can't find anything that starts a quest or map marker to take you to the Tower of Pisa :(

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Jennilynn Kmiotek
Jennilynn Kmiotek
Sep 16, 2023
Rated 1 out of 5 stars.

You don't seem to realize that New Atlantis is not in fact the same as Akila City, which makes me think you've never even played Starfield for an hour and you're scraping someone else's work to post here. It's not a good look.

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Sep 16, 2023
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Thank you for pointing out that typo, it was about 2am when I published it, so must have slipped through the cracks.


I currently have 131.30 hours in Starfield and data mine the game files.


If you truly believe that I copy other people's work, then you haven't read any of my other guides on this site.


I have no ads on my site or subscription services, so clearly I'm not making any money from doing this.


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