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September 12, 2009 – July 18, 2010
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: 1st Floor, West Wing, Special Exhibit Gallery (near Mammals)
This exhibition reveals the significant role Darwin's theories have played in explaining and unifying all the biological sciences. Specimens from the museum's diverse collections, along with documentation from its ongoing research, illustrate the importance of evolution as a scientific foundation and how our knowledge of evolution has evolved over the last 150 years. Included in the exhibition is Darwin's groundbreaking book On the Origin of Species, first published November 1859.
Celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species.
Related book: Darwin: A Graphic Biography