Extinction: Not the End of the World?

Natural History Museum

8 February – 8 September 2013

£4.50 with National Art Pass (standard entry £9)

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Shedding a new light on the disappearance of species.

With fears of an increasing number of species facing extinction, this exhibition asks: just how vital is the survival of a species to the future of the planet? Research suggests that extinction has an important role to play in the evolution of life and not just because of the dinosaurs.

The exhibition also looks to the future, asking which of the species will survive should we face another mass extinction like the one experienced 252 million years ago when 90 percent of the marine population disappeared. Finally, what hope is there for the human race in this natural armageddon?

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5.50pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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