Friday, January 6

5:00 – 8:00 PM
YOU ARE HERE: Exploring Human Evolution opens on First Friday Gallery Opening Night.


Cooperation is a distinguishing feature of our species and is deeply rooted in our evolutionary past. How did humans develop such exceptional forms of cooperation? Why do humans cooperate, and how is it that we do it so well? Learn the answers to these questions through exhibit “You Are Here: Exploring Human Evolution.”

“You Are Here” will present the clues scientists have uncovered about the evolutionary past of modern humans, and will highlight six key trends that have made humans the most cooperative species on the planet. The exhibition will discuss how biology, culture, and environment interact to make us who we are.  Visitors will explore the lives of our hominid ancestors through skulls, stone tools, and other artifacts and specimens, while discovering where humans fit on the evolutionary tree of life.