University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Past Special Exhibition at the Penn Museum

Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years was open from September 18, 2011 through June 18, 2017.


Discover the process of evolution and its profound impact on humans in this highly interactive exhibition. In Human Evolution, visitors have an opportunity to engage with a variety of multi-media programs, as well as view and touch more than 100 casts of fossil bones from primate and human evolutionary records. Explore the first 200 million years of human evolution in this rich exploration of physical anthropology and its relationship to evolutionary science.


In Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years you will discover:

An evolutionary timeline from hominid to fully-human.

The Chance to sit in the Experts Chair.

Opportunities to compare yourself to your primate relatives.

Casts of bones to compare and contrast.

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