Human Origins

Recommended for students 6th–8th grade or as an introduction to human evolution for grades 9-12.

How did we become the brainy, social, bipedal creatures that we are today? Using the evidence shown in the skulls, bones, and tools of our ancient human ancestors, students will explore the way environmental changes drove the evolution of our species.

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.

Please note: One chaperone per five students is required for grades K–8.

See also: Grades 6-12

Related Museum Resources

Gallery Games

Grades 1-6

How many things can you notice? Try out your looking and memory skills.  These activities will help your group look at objects in the museum more closely and have fun with the exhibits. Work in small groups with an adult facilitating.