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Address: 120 Spring Street, New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: 212-343-1114
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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Love this place! So interesting!

I bought my sons birthday and Christmas presents here for the first 12 years of his life. He was in to fossils, Dino's , everything this store had to offer. He has a full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
linda s
marysville ohio

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marysville ohio
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273 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I bought my sons birthday and Christmas presents here for the first 12 years of his life. He was in to fossils, Dino's , everything this store had to offer. He has a full "treasure box" filled with the treasures from here! Absolutely stop by to see all the cool stuff!

Thank linda s
North East, Maryland
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I first went to the Evolution Store a few years ago when it was a small corner in Toys R Us, and fell in love. I just recently got to visit their new location in SoHo, and it's even more amazing. If you like oddities, science, or natural history collectables then this is the place to go! It's very much... More 

Thank sassyjordo
milan, philly, nyc
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Interesting place, lots to look at. They have a full range of fossils, minerals, and crystals for sale, posters of all sorts, and preserved specimens from across the insect realm, as well as jewelry, animal skins, and many other odds and ends. They're also one of the few places with a permit to sell real human skeletons. Best to visit... More 

Thank Danielle H
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a really interesting little shop that we came across quite by chance . It is filled with weird and wonderful items for sale, particularly fossils, bones and teeth. There are gifts related to astronomy, geology, archeology.....Indiana Jones would be in his element here ! The goods are displayed over two levels, with quite steep stairs up to the... More 

1 Thank Nicky C
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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 

1 Thank Natalie M
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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.

Thank BandwagonPa
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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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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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.

1 Thank Marie0426
Palo Alto, California
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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 

Thank fpk932
New York City, New York
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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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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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