We love science!
MSU MUSEUM CELEBRATES CHARLES DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY
WITH SCIENCE PROGRAM ON FEB. 8
The Michigan State University Museum presents its 16th annual Darwin Discovery Day on Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., a day 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.
Science institutions worldwide have created special programs around Darwin’s birthday each year, which is February 12, that help promote an appreciation for the benefits of scientific knowledge acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity.
• Special programs in the new “Science On a Sphere” Gallery.
• Bird skeletons from MSU Museum’s Natural Science Collections including the new elephant bird cast.
• Live critters from the MSU Herpetology Club and the MSU Bug House.
• Behind the scenes tours of the natural science collection.
• Tours the Hall of Evolution and Habitat Hall.
• A Poetry challenge and more!
A favorite tradition of the day continues: visitors can bring in a rock, bone, fossil, tooth or other natural object for museum curators and faculty members to identify.
Visit the Abrams Planetarium at noon for a FREE planetarium showing of “Natural Selection,” the story of Darwin’s explorations and discoveries!