Michigan State University

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Hall of Evolution

Fossils tell Earth’s story


The Hall of Evolution exhibit at the MSU Museum is constructed as a timeline with exhibits of fossils arranged in chronological order from the Cambrian Period (about 540 million years ago) to the Pleistocene Epoch or "Ice Age" that ended about 10,000 years ago. The specimens and illustrations serve as tools to show the gradual changes that have occurred on our planet according to fossil records.

Floor Plan