Exploring Evolution

How does a population change over time? How can mutations result in new traits? What role does environmental change have in driving evolution? Through guided classroom discussion based on observations of fossils and museum specimens, students will consider three examples of the process of evolution through natural and artificial selection.

Recommended for grades 6-8 or as an introduction to evolution for grades 9-12.

Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Number of students: 30 maximum
Length: One hour
Fee: $10.00 per student ($250 minimum per program), includes museum admission. One chaperone per five students free; $10.00 per additional adult chaperone.


Strongly supports standards: 8.MS-LS4-4, 8.MS-LS4-5, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-5


One chaperone per five students is required for grades K–8. Contact us about requirements for older students.

See also: Grades 6-12