Come celebrate the eve of Darwin's Birthday with a special Night at the Museum all about evolution!
Why do Birds of Paradise look so extravagant? How did porcupines get their quills? Where did Darwin get his ideas? These questions and more will be investigated as we focus in on the backbone of modern biology: evolution!
The event will feature specimens from the Slater Collections, special guests from the Point Defiance Zoo, children's activities, hands-on learning, dissection demonstrations, and guest scientists.
Cake will be provided!
Kid's Activity - Construct a birthday hat for the occasion, featuring one of the species Darwin studied on his famous Voyage of the Beagle!
Specimen preparation - As always, our Collections Manager will be turning dead animals into museum specimens. You can ask questions and get hands-on with his dissections and preparations.
Visiting Experts - Scientists from the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University will share with us how they continue to study evolution today!
This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in event!
Join us February 11th, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound Campus (located at 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416) in Thompson Hall room 295. Please find directions to Thompson Hall here.