Project Overview

Explore Evolution is a major new partnership forged between science museums and 4-H organizations to bring current research on evolution to the public. The project features the work of scientists who are making leading discoveries about the evolution of life. From rapidly evolving HIV to whales that walked, the public is invited to explore evolution in organisms ranging from the very smallest to the largest. The University of Nebraska State Museum project was established in June 2003 with a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Informal Science Education Program. The grant supports the creation of permanent exhibit galleries at six partner museums, learning research on how visitors understand evolution, a Web site, and inquiry-based activities for middle-school children. The Explore Evolution exhibits are on display at the following museums:

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
University of Michigan
Exhibit on display February 5 - July 24, 2011
Exhibit Museum of Natural History
University of Michigan
Exhibit opened January 14, 2006
KU Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Institute
University of Kansas
Exhibit opened November 1, 2005
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
University of Oklahoma
Exhibit opened August 27, 2005
Science Museum of Minnesota
Exhibit on display October 15, 2005 - February 5, 2006
Texas Memorial Museum
University of Texas at Austin
Exhibit opened October 1, 2007
University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Exhibit opened September 9, 2005

A consortium of six museums in the Midwest and South are working together with five statewide 4-H programs to make evolution accessible to young people and the general public. Our 4-H partners include the statewide youth development programs in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Wyoming.
Museum Partners | Project Credits

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