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Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? Exhibit

08/19/15 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Peoria Public Library Main Library Gallery

Based on the Smithsonian’s What Does It Mean to Be Human? permanent exhibition hall at the National Museum Natural History, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human? seeks to shed light on what we know about human origins and how we know it. The exhibition welcomes different cultural perspectives on evolution and seeks to foster positive dialogue and a respectful exploration of the science. 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. Exhibit is open to the public and is free, Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through July 14.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of six free library programs, including presentations by Smithsonian scientists.

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. 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.

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