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Darwin Discovery Day

Discovering Darwin and Celebrating Science

Sunday, February 12, 2017
from 1-5 p.m. 

FREE Public Program

The Michigan State University Museum presents its 13th annual Darwin Discovery Day on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 1-5 p.m., an afternoon of science, exploration and discovery!

MSU scientists and students take part in Darwin Discovery Day to share their expertise and love of science with the public. Activities, tours and university science collections are featured throughout the MSU Museum.

Ask the experts: as a favorite tradition of the day, visitors are encouraged to bring in a rock, bone, fossil, tooth or other natural object for museum curators and faculty members to identify.

Science institutions worldwide have created special programs around Darwin's birthday each year that help promote an appreciation for the benefits of scientific knowledge acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity. 

Free planetarium shows:
"Natural Selection," the story of Darwin's explorations and discoveries
Sunday, February 5 at 12:30 pm
Sunday, February 12 at noon and 4 pm
Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Rd.

Darwin Discovery Day is presented by MSU Museum in partnership with:
Abrams Planetarium
BEACON Center for the study of Evolution in Action
Center for Integrative Studies in General Science
College of Natural Science
Department of Anthropology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of History
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Department of Plant Biology
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program
Honors College
Lyman Briggs College
Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Undergraduate Studies
Bake N' Cakes
Office Depot Office Max Print Center