october, 2019

19octallday22marOrigins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind Exhibit at the Perot Museum


Event Details

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces that tickets for the limited-run exhibition – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind – are now available for purchase online at origins.perotmuseum.org. The exhibition, which runs Oct. 19 through March 22, 2020, will feature the fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives,Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi.

Origins will mark the first and likely only time these fossils will be on display in the U.S. and will be the first time that ancient hominin fossils have been transported for public display in North America since “Lucy” (Australopithecus afarensis) toured the US between 2007 and 2013.

The bilingual (English and Spanish), 5,000-square-foot exhibition will tell the stories of these amazing discoveries, from a young boy’s stumbling upon the first specimen of Au. sediba, to the breathtaking journey of six female scientists – dubbed the “underground astronauts” – who excavated the bones of H. naledi from a deep and dangerously narrow cave complex in the Rising Star Cave System near Johannesburg, South Africa.


October 19 (Saturday) - March 22 (Sunday)


Perot Museum

2201 N. Field St., Dallas, TX 75201