HUMAN EVOLUTION EXHIBITIONs THESIS

a relevancy-driven approach to communicating evolution

abstract Museums, and science centers in particular, present a unique type of learning experience; an experience that holds educational authority and credibility, yet is distinctly focused on being hands-on and enjoyable. It is this spirit of making what can often be esoteric learning into an engaging, personal experience that inspired and shaped the creation of Evolved, an exhibition on human evolution. In the exhibition, visitors explore the ways evolution has shaped their own body over the past several million years through interactive components that examine the evolutionary history behind their bodily traits. Through these experiences, they not only see how evolution has shaped the human lineage over time, but also come away with an understanding of it as a science and a force relevant to their own lives. 

© 2020 Abigail Sarver-Verhey