- Level B2, Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall
The most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on Charles Darwin!
From his early years as a naturalist and his education in medicine and theology, to his groundbreaking voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, follow Darwin's path as he develops his ideas about evolution, insights which became the cornerstone of modern biology.
Discover why it took so long for Darwin to publish his observations in South America and on the Galapagos Islands in his groundbreaking book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Find out why he was both revered and condemned for his views on evolution, and learn about the impact of his ideas on science and society today.
Highlights include live African spur-thighed tortoises and horned frogs from South America along with fossil specimens collected by Darwin himself.
Darwin is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Museum of Science, Boston; The Field Museum, Chicago; the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; and the Natural History Museum, London, England.