Explore Evolution

How evolution works from the smallest to the largest organisms.

Explore Evolution Overview

Explore Evolution is a partnership forged between science museums and 4-H organizations to bring current research on evolution to the public. The project features the work of scientists who are making leading discoveries about the evolution of life. From rapidly evolving HIV to whales that walked, the public is invited to explore evolution in organisms ranging from the very smallest to the largest. The University of Nebraska State Museum project was established with a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Informal Science Education Program. The grant supported the creation of permanent exhibit galleries at six partner museums, learning research on how visitors understand evolution, a Web site, and inquiry-based activities for middle-school children.


Explore Evolution is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0229294. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations  expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).