Darwin Day

DarwinFebruary 12th, 2021 (Friday) – Zoom tours (10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00)

Each year, the Essig Museum celebrates Darwin’s birthday (February 12th) with special behind-the-scenes tours of our collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building. Due to the pandemic, this year we are taking Darwin Day online.

Join us for a special look at insects under the microscope, featuring beetles collected by Charles Darwin during his Voyage of the Beagle. We will also take a closer look at adaptations – traits that evolved over millions of years to help insects obtain food, avoid predators, and find mates.

One-hour tours will begin at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Each tour will include the same general information but may vary depending on the questions and interests of the audience. To join the event you will need a Zoom account (free accounts available).

To receive the Zoom link, contact us essig.museum@gmail.com

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