Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang

December 13, 2003 – March 7, 2004

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Southwest Wing, off Rotunda Balcony (Hall 30) Floor Plan

This exhibition explores the amazing array of creatures discovered within the fossil record of the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. Specimens, models, photographs, and interactives highlight the events of evolution's big bang, 600 million years ago. The exhibition also tells fascinating tales of the paleontologists who revealed these secrets and how interpretations of some of the most mysterious fossils have changed over time.