Darwin's Birthday Bash

Join the Slater Museum of Natural History for our second annual Darwin's Birthday Bash!

Ever wonder how different animals were domesticated? Why do some birds have such beautiful and complex plumage? And how did humans evolve anyway? Help us celebrate Charles Darwin's life and accomplishments while learning about evolution at our second annual Darwin's Birthday Bash, held just two days before his birthday on February 12th! 

The free event will feature specimens from the Slater Collections, special guests from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, children's activities, hands-on learning, dissection demonstrations, and guest scientists. 

And since it's a birthday party - cake will be provided! 

Kid's Activity - Create your own animal puppet and make up a story about how it is adapted to its environment!

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 - Come learn about Darwin's life and adventures on the Voyage of the Beagle from resident expert and University of Puget Sound professor Kristin Johnson.

Live Animals - Meet an animal from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium that has evolved some pretty neat adaptations!

This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in event!

Join us February 10th, from 6:00 - 7:30 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