Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit coming soon to Orion Township Public Library

At the
Orion Township
Public Library

Saturday, July 30
through
Monday, August 22

 

Based on a popular exhibition
at the

Smithsonian’s National
Museum of Natural History,

“Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?”

The exhibit explores the process of scientific investigation by shedding light on what we know about human evolution and how we know it. The exhibition seeks to foster a positive dialogue with people from different cultural perspectives and a respectful exploration into the science of human origins.

Through panels, interactive kiosks, hands-on displays and videos, the exhibition invites audiences to explore milestones in the evolutionary journey of becoming human — from walking upright, creating technology and eating new foods, to brain enlargement and the development of symbolic language and complex societies — advancements that define the unique position of humans in the history of life.

The exhibition seeks to foster a positive dialogue with people from different cultural perspectives and a respectful exploration into the science of human origins.

“Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?” was organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.

Exhibit Schedule of Events