Celebrating Science & Humanity


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Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.

On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the International Darwin Day Foundation. If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing. You can also locate Darwin Day programs near you by searching our events section.

We also have resources for hosting Darwin Day events, including promotional support and a list of potential Darwin Day presenters.

Click here to read more about the history of the International Darwin Day Foundation.


Darwin Day Profile: Dr. Robert Stephens

Dr. Robert Stephens came up with the idea for Darwin Day in 1993 and co-founded the Darwin Day Program. Read his interview with Humanist Network News editor Maggie Ardiente on the early days of Darwin Day.

Vancouver, Canada, Darwin Day Proclamation

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Vancouver joins a growing list of municipalities, including cities, states, and Canadian Provinces that have officially recognized the birthday of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin.

Send a Darwin Day Ecard

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Celebrate Darwin Day this February 12 and help promote dialogue worldwide about Darwin’s legacy and influence on humanity.

Why Celebrate Darwin Day?

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A Special Video Message from the American Humanist Association

Why do YOU celebrate Darwin Day?

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We want to know why and how YOU celebrate Darwin Day. Make a video and send it in to us!

Charles Darwin and The Tree of Life (BBC Documentary)

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David Attenborough asks three key questions: how and why did Darwin come up with his theory of evolution? Why do we think he was right? And why is it more important now than ever before?

Darwin’s Darkest Hour (NOVA special)

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This two-hour scripted drama tells the remarkable story behind the unveiling of the most influential scientific theory of all time, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.

Intelligent Design on Trial (NOVA Special)

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Science is “exhibit A” in a landmark trial on the teaching of evolution.

More Information on Darwin

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Learn about Darwin’s Life, from his Birthplace and Childhood, College Years, Voyage of the Beagle, London, to Down House.

More Information on Evolution

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In 1842 Charles Darwin penned his first sketch of what became On the Origin of Species.

MIT Video Courses on Evolution

Ten years ago, the MIT faculty made a bold decision to support global education by openly sharing their intellectual resources at no charge to anyone anywhere in the world. Over these ten years, OCW content has reached 100 million individuals and MIT has helped to spark an open education revolution that now includes hundreds of universities and organizations sharing courseware, text books and other digital learning resources.