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September 10, 2009 - October 11, 2010
Museum: Natural History Museum
Sponsor: Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Location: Ground Floor, Constitution Ave. Lobby, East & West Sides
Charles Darwin served as an unpaid naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle during a scientific expedition around South America and the Galapagos Islands from 1831 to 1836. The studies he performed and the specimens he collected during that voyage served as the basis of his theory of evolution by natural selection, which he expounded in his groundbreaking book On the Origin of Species. These two cases -- on the east and west sides of the lobby -- feature objects and books related to that voyage to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth.
See also related exhibition Since Darwin: The Evolution of Evolution.
Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries