Exploring Human Origins Exhibit


The Wyckoff Public Library was honored to host the traveling exhibit, Exploring Human Origins along with a variety of programs for people of all ages from October 17 – November 10, 2016.  More than 1,200 people visited the exhibit and nearly 500 attended our programs.  Read about the programs the library hosted in conjunction with the exhibit and watch the Evening of Science lecture given by Briana Pobiner posted below.

Exploring Human Origins is a 1,200-square-foot display with panels, interactive kiosks, engaging media presentations, 3-D skull casts and a life-sized Neanderthal mother and child statue. Based on the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit hall in the National Museum of Natural History, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human? seeks to shed light on what we know about human origins and how we know it.

Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human? was organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the Peter Buck Human Origins Fund.