• Chimpanzee in Evolution exhibit

View animals and plants that sparked Darwin’s theory of evolution, dramatic displays of diversity within species, and computer simulations that demonstrate how natural selection acts. See a model of the 375-million-year-old fossilized remains of Tiktaalik roseae—a fossil fish dubbed the “missing link” between fish and land animals—discovered in 2004 by a team of scientists in northern Canada.

Evolution offers a behind-the-scenes look at ongoing evolution research at Harvard University, from exciting new discoveries about human origins to surprising insights from new genetic and developmental studies on Darwin's finches.