The Evolution Store – New York, New York - Atlas Obscura

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios. 


Evolution stands out among the clothing stores and restaurants in Manhattan’s SoHo art district as a truly distinctive and handsome shop. Tucked into every corner and crevice of the wood-panelled store are unique natural history collectibles. Framed butterflies and insects line the walls, fossils and seashells in jars crowd wide tables, tribal art fills glass cases, skulls and skeletons hang from the ceiling, and medical models and posters fill every spare space.

Evolution’s staff is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and they welcome questions about their wares. Their specimens are acquired from the same experts who supply museums, and are of a high quality. It is worth stopping by just to marvel at the articulated giant sloth skeleton.

Know Before You Go

Evolution is open from Sunday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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