Darwin Exhibits at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

In his post “A day at the museum” at Why Evolution is True, Greg Mayer surveys the National Museum of Natural History, and notes that in September two new temporary exhibits related to Darwin open. From the Smithsonian website for NMNH:

Darwin’s Legacy
Location: Ground Floor, Constitution Avenue Lobby Cases, Exhibit: September 10, 2009 – September 12, 2010

November 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1859 publication of Charles Darwin’s groundbreaking On the Origin of Species. His theory of evolution by natural selection grew out of his work as a naturalist aboard the H.M.S. Beagle on a five year journey around South America and the Galápagos Islands. Darwin’s theory soon found supporters at the Smithsonian, including Joseph Henry, the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and it continues to guide research at the National Museum of Natural History.

Since Darwin: The Evolution of Evolution
Location: First Floor, Exhibit: September 12, 2009 – July 18, 2010

Celebrate with us the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species. This exhibition focuses on the significant role that Darwin’s theories have played in explaining and unifying all the biological sciences. Specimens from the Museum’s diverse collections, along with documentation from our ongoing research, illustrate the importance of evolution as a scientific foundation, and how our knowledge of evolution has evolved over the last 150 years.

5 thoughts on “Darwin Exhibits at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

  1. Michael,

    We are the publicists for the forthcoming book Darwin’s Dogs by Emma Townshend. If you want more information or a review copy please contact us.

    Thanks,

    Bob

  2. Take Darwin out of the Smithsonian History and 2nd floor exhibits and relocate to the Wasgington D.C. Zoo where they belong .After all if they believe they came from thne monkeys then they should be exhibited there. !! To all you humanists go bound sand !!.

  3. Take Darwin out of the Smithsonian History and 2nd floor exhibits and relocate to the Washington D.C. Zoo where they belong .After all if they believe they came from the monkeys then they should be exhibited there. !! To all you humanists go pound sand !!. Sorry the monkey’s who came before me forgot how to spell. RE

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