This exhibition presents an extraordinary, comprehensive three-dimensional biography of the life, work, and legacy of Charles Robert Darwin (1809−1882).

Best known for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection, Darwin and his extraordinary ideas are still considered revolutionary more than 150 years after his publication of On the Origin of Species (1859).

Through specimens, documents, film, interactive media, and representations of Darwin’s personal effects, this landmark exhibition offers visitors a unique glimpse into Darwin’s intellectual and personal world and the experiences that first led him to formulate his groundbreaking theory.



“We can no longer imagine a world without Darwin, and this exhibition…helps us understand why” – American Scientist

“The most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on Darwin” – CBS News


Darwin is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with The Field Museum, Chicago; the Museum of Science, Boston; the Natural History Museum, London, England; and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Exhibition Information

Venue gallery size:

6,000 – 8,000 ft2 

(650 – 750 m2)


Venue ceiling height:

12 ft recommended

(3.6 m)


Conservation & Security requirements:



Standard Rental Length:

16 weeks

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Exhibition Brochure


Educator’s Guide