QUÉBEC CITY, May 3, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Musée de la civilisation executive director Stéphan La Roche is pleased to invite you to a press visit to mark the opening of the exhibition
CURIOSITIES OF THE NATURAL WORLD
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 11 a.m.
At Musée de la civilisation
85 rue Dalhousie, Québec City
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is the starting point for this astonishing exhibition, which retraces the scientific expeditions that revolutionized our understanding of the natural world and sheds light on the people behind the breakthroughs: explorer James Cook, paleontologist Richard Owen, collector Hans Sloane, and others. The exhibition is a call to adventure, with a selection of the most beautiful specimens from the collections of the renowned Natural History Museum of London highlighting the extraordinary contributions these figures have made to our understanding of nature.
Among the rare and mysterious curiosities presented for the first time in North America are the 12,000-year-old skeleton of a saber-toothed tiger, Smilodon fatalis, found in the United States, and the majestic antlers of Megaloceros giganteus, an ancestor of the modern-day stag and the largest member of the deer family ever to have roamed the earth, now extinct for some 8,000 years. Visitors can pore over a rare page from Charles Darwin's original manuscript of his legendary On the Origin of Species. The unforgettable exhibition also turns the spotlight on leading Québec and Canadian naturalists and exceptional specimens including a fossil from Miguasha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a minke whale skeleton, and unique minerals found only in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Don't miss it!
The exhibition continues through January 5, 2020.
Designed and curated by the Natural History Museum, the exhibition Curiosities of the Natural World was adapted by Musée de la civilisation with financial support from the Government of Québec and the City of Québec as part of the Entente de développement culturel. Presented with the participation of Radio-Canada and in cooperation with Québec City Tourism and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (as official hotel).
SOURCE Musée de la civilisation
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