Attention all junior scientists…Darwin Day 2016 is coming up on Saturday, February 13. The Center for Inquiry-Austin will present this free event with fun learning activities for children and teens to celebrate the 207th anniversary of Darwin’s birth. Activities include a fossil dig, scavenger hunt, Darwin photo-op, paleontology presentation, coloring, crafts, face painting, book readings, and birthday cake. Events take place from 12-5 p.m. at the University of Texas Commons Learning Center at the JJ Pickle Research Campus.


Kids Presentations:

  • 12:15 p.m. — “The Life of Ants” by Alex Wild
  • 1:00 p.m. — Book Reading – “How The Whales Walked Into The Sea” by Faith McNulty
  • 1:15 p.m. — “Why Are Peacocks So Pretty And Warthogs So Ugly?” by Clare Wuellner
  • 2:00 p.m. — Book Reading – “Little Changes” by Tiffany Taylor
  • 2:30 p.m. — Darwin’s Birthday Cake!
  • 3:00 p.m. — “How Animal Teeth Reveal What They Eat” by Stephanie Martin
  • 3:45 p.m. –“How Spiders Went Crazy – The Big Secret” by Spider Joe
  • 4:30 p.m. — UT Vertebrate Paleontology Presentation

Interactive Activities For “Kids” of All Ages:

  • Fossil Excavation Site
  • Scavenger Hunt for Knowledge
  • Naturally Selected Adult Trivia Contest
  • Living Large Under The Microscope
  • Darwin Photo-op
  • Build-A-Dino Workshop
  • Art of Evolution Coloring Table
  • Face Painting Designs by Nature
  • Birthday Cake! Door Prizes!

For more, info including directions & parking details, you can visit the Center for Inquiry Austin website.