Monday, November 07, 2005


Darwin Exhibition to Open at American Museum of Natural History

A page from Darwin's notebook will be on display at a new exhibition, Darwin, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (Photo by Heidi Schumann for The New York Times)

Glenn Collins of the New York Times reports on an exciting new exhibition at The American Museum of Natural History scheduled to open Nov. 19.

The exhibition, according to Collins, consists of more than 400 artifacts, specimens and documents, including at least 100 lent manuscripts and other objects, 159 models fabricated by the museum's workshops, 74 specimens from the museum's collections and nine live animals.

Here's how the museum describes the new exhibit:

This exhibition will explore the extraordinary life and discoveries of Charles Darwin, whose striking insights in the 19th century forever changed the perception of the origin of our own species as well as the myriad other species on this planet and launched modern biological science. Visitors of all ages will experience the wonders Darwin witnessed on his journey as a curious and adventurous young man aboard the HMS Beagle on its historic five-year voyage (1831–1836) to the Galapagos Islands and beyond.

Darwin is scheduled to remain on view through May 29, 2006

For more information from the American Museum of Natural History, go here.


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