Lucy

Show your AAPA badge from March 24, 2019 to March 31, 2019 and get a $2 discount for general admission at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History!


45 years ago, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History made a discovery that marked a giant step forward in our understanding of our origins as a species. In this Museum-produced exhibit, you will get to meet the famous ‘Lucy’ specimen of Australopithecus afarensis – the oldest pre-human ancestor fossil to show evidence of upright walking at the time of her discovery.


Learn about how ‘Lucy’ changed what we know about our evolution as a species, and how the Museum’s discovery of the specimen put it on the map as a global leader in the study of human origins. What clues does she still provide to this day, and what new discoveries have we made since the landmark find in 1974? Discover answers to these questions and more and get close to the specimen that started it all!




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