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Genius Day XI: Charles Darwin

January 13 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Sunday, January 13, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Facilitated by Grayson Kent
Ages 9-14
Cost: $85 (Scholarships available)

“I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.” Charles Darwin, arguably a revolutionary in the fields of biology, geology, and naturalism, was instrumental in furthering the study of human, animal, and plant evolution in the 19th century. His postulates, though scientifically rejected at the time, are now widely considered the driving force in the understanding of the development and progression of life on earth. Darwin’s studies covered topics ranging from geology to Galapagos turtles, barnacles to bones, and coral reefs to capybaras – with myriad inquiries and interests in between. Join us for a day of hands-on, deep learning and exploration at the Natural History Museum, where some of Darwin’s most famous discoveries and innovations will be explored through the analysis of exhibits, fossils, and specimens. Students will experience a day in the life of a true scientific revolutionary, adventurer, and innovator – all while absorbing some of Los Angeles’ finest curations of animal and plant life!

How to prepare: Wear shoes comfortable enough for walking around the Natural History Museum. Be prepared to work in pairs or small groups for inquiry-based activities and discussions. Bring a notebook or sketchbook, plus sack lunch and water bottle. All other materials will be provided.

The application period for this event is now closed. Please email with any questions.

Application deadline: December 31, 2018

Please note: An application is required to register for Genius Day XI. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis and will be accepted until capacity has been reached, which may be prior to December 31.


January 13
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Natural History Museum
900 W Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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