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The Evolution Store

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Address: 120 Spring Street, New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: 212-343-1114
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district since 1993, The Evolution...
A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district since 1993, The Evolution Store is NYC's premiere retail destination for science and natural history collectibles, artifacts, gifts, and home furnishings. Our store offers a museum quality atmosphere creating a unique and intimate shopping experience.
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The Most Unique Place in NYC

There is a lot of great shopping in New York, but out of all the stores to visit my favorite experience is a stop at The Evolution Store in Soho. I can always count on bringing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There is a lot of great shopping in New York, but out of all the stores to visit my favorite experience is a stop at The Evolution Store in Soho. I can always count on bringing something 100% unique back home from this shop and its so fun to just look at everything. Shelves full of animal bones, stones, busts,... More 

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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Like walking into Diagon Alley stores from Harry Potter movies with bones, insects, bugs, wings, a frog wallet, very weird and unusual items. Worth going out of the way for and a 1/2 hour of a visit.

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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A must see if you are into, bones, skeleton, and all sorts of other stuff too... Mexican skulls,... can be a little pricey... Amazing....!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Evolution Store located in Soho is a fun and unique store. I brought my 2 sons here and were amazed at the products they carry. From fossils to alligator heads to bones to edible bugs. They loved all the interesting artifacts. Would definitely visit this store every time we come to the city.

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Palo Alto, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You can find an alligator head, a shiny piece of coal, semi-precious stones, dried and lacquered fish from around the world, fake shrunken heads, shark fetuses in a jar, old medical posters, polished shiny objects galore. amber, scorpions in amber, scorpions eating scorpions in amber, deer antlers, real bats pinned in glass cases, thousands of butterflies in glass cases, etc.... More 

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I'm not big on dead animals, but this is a fun place to bring the kids. You can spend hours in fascination marveling over zillions of bugs, freeze dried bats and stuffed hamsters. I know it sounds gross, but the staff is wondrously friendly and intelligent. An interesting place for sure.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Evolution is a very unique store right in the middle of Sohos shopping district. They carry all things related to natural history. Bones, skulls, dead insects etc. Kids of all ages will find this store fun and interesting. There is nothing really scary on display here.

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Vail, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our whole family loved shopping here - everybody bought something to bring home: from lollipops with scorpions inside to vintage-look human body poster. The shop says it's licensed by the New York state natural resources department so I assume their acquisition methods are ethical. We were really thrilled to stumble upon a store in SoHo that we could afford to... More 

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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Then you must go to Evolution. As others have mentioned, it is definitely a bizarre and unique experience. Guys, head over to Evolution while your wife or girl friend shops in the boutiques - it's a great way to pass the time (and she probably won't mind if you go without her!)

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Vancouver, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This store carries, shells, skulls, rocks, charms, animal teeth, skeletons, tonnes of anatomy related merchandise, and really, much, much more. It was strange seeing some of the things they carried, but it was also quite the experience to see some of these things in a store in the first place. I would advise international travellers to double check what they... More 

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Once the artistic hub of New York, SoHo is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway is teeming with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district – the world’s largest collection of intricate and elegant cast-iron architecture. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city.
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