Free admission on Darwin Day at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History

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HAYS, Kan. -- Admission to Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History is free from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, in celebration of Charles Darwin's 207th birthday.

Multiple family-friendly, hands-on activities exploring the science of mate selection will be set up throughout the museum. Mate selection is a mechanism of evolution describing how individuals in a species select and compete for mates.

Activities will include examples of modern and fossil animals that use extravagant features to attract members of the opposite sex, and examples demonstrating how some evolutionary features can be dangerous.

The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.

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