Tips for families with children
In this exhibition your entire family can go on an exciting trip through human evolution, from the first forms that walked on two legs, to modern humans. There are skulls you can touch, paths you can follow and horses to feed. Bring your children on the trip and enjoy a family learning experience, about what makes us human.
Here are some tips for the journey: Take a folder with a map at the start of the exhibition so that you can find the different stations.
- Follow the mammal path. Meet fascinating animals such as mammoths, ancestral elephants and dwarf elephants. You can follow the animal tracks in the floor and see who made them.
- Study the terrifying, two-meter tall, meat-eating bird Diatryma.
- Feed the horses their preferred food and examine the little dawn horse.
- Be astonished by the sabertooth predators. The black Smilodon was the largest and most extreme cat. It lived about 12 000 years ago.
- Meet the gaze of our human ancestors. Contemplate who the Turkana Boy and Neanderthal child were and how they lived.