“I think...” Darwin exhibit opens at Royal Tyrrell
“I think...”, the new exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum opened Saturday, marking the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth and brings to light the thought processes, evidence, and consequences of Darwin’s still-standing theory on evolution.
On May 16, the legions of tourists who travelled from around the world to see the famous Tyrrell were also treated to the first glimpses of the new exhibit.
Along with the ‘SuperCroc’ fossil replica, a 1.7 metre long behemoth ancient crocodile skull found in Africa, and a number of bones showing the evolution of limb structures, the exhibit showcases insight into the thought processes which led to Darwin’s theories
e Royal Tyrrell is opening the exhibit “I think...”, named after a note left by Darwin, to commemorate not only his birth, but the 150th anniversary of his most acclaimed publication, On the Origin of Species.
Also in commemoration, the museum’s annual Speaker Series is dedicated to the legacy of Darwin, and the Tyrrell have, and will, bring in speakers on topics including Darwin’s life, work, evolution through natural selection, modern evolutionary biology and the social and cultural ramifications of evolutionary thought.
The speakers hail from universities and museums from across North Ameri-
e exhibit is roughly the same size as the HMS Beagle, the ship Darwin sailed on during his expedition to the islands off South America where he had his initial breakthrough as a young naturalist.
The new exhibit entitled “I think...” opened at the Royal Tyrrell Museum on Saturday, May 16. The exhibit is part of a commemoration of the Year of Darwin celebrations, the 200th birthday of the renowned naturalist and 150th of his quintessential book, On the Origin of Species.
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