Charles Darwin's 200th birthday
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation opened Darwin’s Evolution, an exhibition celebrating Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday on February 12th 2009. Darwin’s Evolution also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of his masterpiece, The Origin of Species. The exhibition presents Darwin’s theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, one of the most important achievements in science. Evolution and Natural Selection allowed Darwin to explain the diversity of life, and its exquisite adaptations to the surrounding environment. Darwin’s Evolution traces the development of Biology, from its roots in Renaissance Natural History to modern advances in genetics. Continuously subjected to the tests of experiment and observation, Evolution is as much a scientific fact as atoms or the Earth’s movement around the sun. Today, Evolution is crucial to our understanding of such diverse discipline as pharmacology, agricultural improvement and sustainable development.
This exhibition incorporates elements of Darwin, an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History of New York, in collaboration with the Museum of Science of Boston, the Field Museum of Chicago, the Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto and the Natural History Museum of London.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
DATES / OPENING HOURS
FROM February 12, 2009 TO May 24, 2009
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Thursday and Saturday: 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
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