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Darwin Discovery Day

Discovering Darwin and Celebrating Science

Sunday, February 14, 2016
from 1-5 p.m. - Free

 

The Michigan State University Museum presents its 12th annual Darwin Discovery Day on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, 1-5 p.m., an afternoon of science, exploration and discovery!

Researchers and graduate students from all across MSU are taking part in Darwin Discovery Day to help share their research and education with the public. Activities, tours and collections will take over all three floors of the MSU Museum.

Curious? Bring in a backyard find and ask the experts: A favorite tradition of the day: visitors can bring in a rock, bone, fossil, tooth or other natural object for museum curators and faculty members to identify. (The MSU Museum cannot provide estimates on the commercial value of any specimen nor provide expertise on human-made artifacts at this program.)

The program is presented free of charge.

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. Research and education departments from across MSU are taking part in Darwin Discovery Day at the MSU Museum. 

Free planetarium shows: "Natural Selection," the story of Darwin's explorations and discoveries: Saturday, Feb. 6 at 12:30pm; Sunday, Feb. 14 at noon and 4pm. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Rd. abramsplanetarium.org