The Evolution Exhibit at Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Evolution Exhibit at Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History started a new permanent exhibit in January this year. This is the Evolution Exhibit. It is dedicated to the concept that revolutionized biology. Harvard scientists have long been leaders when it comes to the debate and the study of evolution since the time of the great Charles Darwin. The University still remains to be the center for the most important, most interesting, and most exciting new research in the said field.

Showcasing the latest in this field of research and Harvard’s rich natural history collections, the Evolution Exhibit invites the guests to examine and look into the fossils, anatomical and genetic evidence that all life is connected through the evolutionary history. The Evolution will feature evolutionary transitions, including the movement of life from water to land, the recent discovery and somehow the missing link between the fish and land animals, or the emergence of the mammals.

Visitors can observe a number of animals and plants that have inspired Darwin’s theory of natural selection. There are dramatic displays of the diversity among different species. Guests can also access computer simulations in order to learn how the natural selection acts to produce what they call as the evolutionary change. Aside from that, the Evolution will also offer behind-the-scenes look at the recent and ongoing research on Evolution at Harvard, from new discovers about the origins of human life to bacteria that evolve right in front of your eyes.

Moreover, the University of Chicago’s paleontologist named Neil Shubin offered an exhibition opening lecture entitled, “Finding your Inner Fish” last 16th of April. Shubin has already made international headlines when it comes to his discovery of the 375-million fossilized remains of the Tiktaalik roseae, “the missing link” between fish and land animals.

Event Details

  • What: The Evolution Exhibit
  • Where: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA
  • When: January 1, 2013 to December 12, 2013, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Contact No.: 617-495-3045
  • Website: www.hmnh.harvard.edu

Don’t miss this one of a kind exhibit found only at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in the year 1998 as the public face of three different research museums. These research museums include the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, as well as the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. The HMNH as a whole presents the incomparable and stunning collections of the parent museums and the research of scientists within the University. Its mission is to enhance public understanding and appreciation when it comes to the natural world and the human role in it.

The museum today reflects the history of its parents and an evolution to the 21st century institution. It presents cutting-edge research, deals with contemporary issues, and offers a creative and educational experience for everyone.

 

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