Exhibitions in BRH

Living things gain ground

Period:
From March, 2010 ~
Place:
Gallery 2F

The first living organisms that emerged 3.8 billion years ago first left the comfort of the oceans for life on land about 500 million years before the present day, adapting to what at first must have been an intensely hostile environment. This was a truly momentous step toward the development of the grand diversity of life we see today, from lovely flowers, to insects in all their variety, all the way up to the wondrous agility of the human limb, presented here in a panoramic mural of evolution on a grand scale. Models show the emergence of the flower, the story of the evolution of the insect wing is told in a video presentation, and visitors are welcome to get a feel for how limbs evolved by seeing and touching the fossil of an ancient turtle. Embark on this journey of exploration in the spirit of our ancestors half a billion years ago, taking those first eventful steps onto land.

Living things gain ground

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