Celebrating the Evolution of Life
February 10-15, 2015
Included with museum admission or membership
Did you know mushrooms are more related to animals than plants? The tree of life is filled with intriguing connections and links, thanks to natural selection. Diversity on the planet is guided by the principles of natural selection and evolution, made famous by past and current scientists, including Charles Darwin.
Join us in celebrating the theories, the people who introduced the world to these concepts, and the ways current scientists study evolution. Museum tours, activities, and crafts will have an evolutionary and natural history focus.
All FestEVOLVE activities are appropriate for a variety of ages.
Museum Tours: Daily from February 10-15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., plus an additional tour on February 14 and 15 at 11:30 a.m.
On this thought-provoking evolution tour, stories focus on biodiversity of the past, how species change and survive over time, evolution in the modern world, and what we know about relationships among living things – including how humans fit in.
Naturalist 101: Birds of Prey, Daily at 12:30 p.m.
Charles Darwin was best known for being an outstanding naturalist. Develop your birding and naturalist skills through a series of activities designed to help you identify common birds. Discover the amazing world of hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons with our education team.
Puppet Show: February 14 and 15 at 10:30 a.m.
In ancient seas, lots of unusual animals evolved to live in oceans. Journey through time with Harriet, a curious tortoise, and discover prehistoric organisms through the fossil record.