Evolution Nature Store

    Evolution, a store that opened in 1993 to sell unique natural history collectibles, is an odd bedfellow among the designer boutiques that now line Soho’s crowded streets. Though perhaps it would have become the redheaded stepchild no matter where they opened their doors. The store stocks an impressive array of oddities from mounted butterflies and insects to fossils and even full-scale human skeletons. Evolution has a full-scale entomology lab on the premises where staff members pin, mount, and frame all the insects you see on its walls. They also rearticulate skeletons, and some of the assemblies are pretty astonishing to behold, in particular the small animals set in terrariums created to look like the fauna's natural environments. Evolution gets its fossils from experts around the globe from Utah to Morocco and the store is like a museum, albeit, as the staff says, “It’s a museum you can take home with you.”Show lessRead more

    120 Spring Street , New York (btw Greene St & Mercer St)


    11-7

    Public Transport
    N,R,4,6

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