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Darwin Day tomorrow at SMM

by Anonymous on Feb. 08th, 2013

Darwin Day: Come celebrate the naturalist's legacy tomorrow, February 9, 2013, from 1pm-4pm at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Darwin Day: Come celebrate the naturalist's legacy tomorrow, February 9, 2013, from 1pm-4pm at the Science Museum of Minnesota.Courtesy Mark Ryan
The Science Museum of Minnesota will offer plenty of activities throughout the museum this Saturday (February 9, 2013) in honor of Darwin Day, an international celebration of naturalist Charles Darwin's birthday held each year in February.

From 1pm-4pm, museum visitors will be able to learn about such things as mussel diversity in the Mississippi River, scientific illustration, dating fossils, and comparing differences between human and chimpanzee skulls. They'll also be able to take a virtual trip to the Galapagos Islands, and see the types of tools used on the HMS Beagle to navigate the globe back in the 19th century.

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809, and published his great work On the Origin of Species fifty years later.