Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure at Delaware Museum of Natural History

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure Opens January 25
Special exhibition explores evidence for how evolution works



Go on an evolutionary adventure and discover the link between dinosaurs and modern birds at Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure, on display January 25 - May 26, 2014 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. 

Using a kid-friendly storyline, Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure follows a boy named Charlie as he works on a book report about kiwis, a flightless bird found in New Zealand. To understand how kiwis evolved, Charlie travels back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Visitors will learn with Charlie by unraveling puzzles, playing games, exploring computer interactives, and observing live birds.

The exhibition tackles the subject of evolution in a way that appeals to kids of all ages with drawings by Peter Reynolds, the award-winning illustrator of Judy Moody and other children's books. 

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure allows visitors to:
  • Find similarities in the skeletons of an Archaeopteryx, a bird that lived 150 million years ago, a Bambiraptor, a dinosaur that lived 75 million years ago, and a modern-day crow
  • Use a computer interactive to change a dinosaur into a flying Archaeopteryx
  • Distinguish between two different color variations of live budgies (parakeets)
  • Measure the beak size of several finches in a computer interactive game and determine whether each bird is likely to survive a season in which there are only big, tough seeds to eat
  • Learn about the evolution of kiwis through an animated movie illustrated by Peter Reynolds, an award-winning children's book illustrator
  • And much more, including discovery box activities, puzzles and games

 
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
DATES: J
anuary 25 - May 26, 2014 
ADMISSION: $9 for adults, $7 for children (3-17), $8 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger.  FREE for Museum members.
MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111

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