The life thriving on Earth has a long and multi-stage history that raises a range of questions.

Target groups:  
Lower secondary schools, upper secondary education institutions, adults 

Group size: 
25 persons 

55 minutes 

Under the direction of the guide, we travel through billions of years, observing the biodiversity typical of each era. Together, we will consider, through a range of examples, what unites us and the first animals, and how far back we can date the roots of our own species. Where did the oxygen in the atmosphere come from? What were the first marine organisms, and what were the first species to conquer land? How can we conclude that birds are dinosaurs?

Further information for teachers

The guided tour takes place in the History of Life exhibition, where the evolution of life is examined through the events of geological periods. Instead of a chronological narrative, the exhibition explores interesting biological trends and changes in planetary conditions. The concepts and significance of evolution and adaptation are described through a number of concrete examples and illustrative specimens. 

The guided tour focuses on the evolution of invertebrates and vertebrates, also considering the causes and consequences of major environmental upheavals in natural history. In terms of content, the tour is best suited to lower secondary school pupils and upper secondary students. It is adaptable to pupils in the last years of primary school