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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
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A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district since 1993, The Evolution Store...

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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Like a trip to a museum! The store is on the smaller side but full of bones and taxidermy creatures. The employees really know their stuff too - so feel free to ask them questions!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Megan H
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like a trip to a museum! The store is on the smaller side but full of bones and taxidermy creatures. The employees really know their stuff too - so feel free to ask them questions!

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Thank Megan H
Vail, Colorado
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I returned to the Evolution Store in Aug 2015, specifically because I was a big fan on my family's first trip. Sadly, this time I found the inventory lacking and the staff completely aloof. What a disppointment. I no longer can recommend it.

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Thank RockyMtnFamily2013
marysville ohio
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329 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank linda s
North East, Maryland
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

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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 

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Thank Danielle H
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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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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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Thank BandwagonPa
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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