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The Evolution Store

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Intensely cool...

You with be left speechless and unable to focus due to the overwhelmingly fun yet science-y items... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Most unique place I came across in NYC

If you are in NYC this is the must go place! Cool exhibits, a lot of strange things to buy, great... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Donja Stubica, Croatia
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The Evolution Store brings the wonders of the natural world to urban environments, enabling our customers to create meaningful, lasting connections with strange and beautiful objects, shared with them by curious people. Every day at Evolution begins...more
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687 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012
+1 212-343-1114
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 1, 2009

This place is great for the while family! Cool things in every price range. Giant beetles, dinosaur teeth, HUMAN SKELETONS, interesting jewelry. This is now my favorite store in NYC!

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 23, 2009

I thought the store was pretty neat, but my wife and daughter were horrified by all the dead stuffed animals and trinkets made from dead animals. This is tacky and will no doubt offend many out there, such as the soft-hearted, PETA members and those...More

1  Thank planktonrules
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You with be left speechless and unable to focus due to the overwhelmingly fun yet science-y items found within! Skull casts of large mammals and reptiles are intersperse throughout the shop, and do not let the taxidermy items startle you. Behind the counter, be sure...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

If you are in NYC this is the must go place! Cool exhibits, a lot of strange things to buy, great costumer service gives this place, in my opinion, a "unique place in NY" reward. P.S. If you are "random security check person" just like...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

stumbled upon this shop by sheer accident and it was one of my favourites finds in NY. full of all sorts of stuff (most that I wouldn't be able to get through customs :( ). But awesome none the less!!

Thank Minky C
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I have never seen such a unique store. Even if you have no intention of buying anything, you should visit because it's like a museum in itself. I'm a collector of bones, fossils, etc., so this was the perfect place for me (and I spent...More

Thank Kelsey J
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We came down to the city to hid a few stores that sold unusual items. This was the best. An amazing collection of strange and unusual items from crystal to space rocks and bugs to skeletons. Lots of great fossils and unusual sea shells to...More

Thank yumabatguano
Reviewed February 26, 2018

My wife is a high school science teacher, and loved this place. There is a lot of variety of things here, but the prices are very high.

Thank ken j
Reviewed January 16, 2018

Killing time before meeting at NYU and saw this most unusual shop on Broadway-What a neat collection of slightly (and some very) creepy stuff! Also, some very interesting merchandise-gems, minerals, skeletons, butterfly wings, raccoon penis bones, eyeballs, globes, dinosaur and fish fossils...ranging in price from...More

1  Thank intinerant
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

There are many items here that you could take back home for a neat souviner. Crystals, shark teeth, necklaces, butterfly wings, etc.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a quirky store selling taxidermy, crystals, skeletons, and other curios at every price point from just a few dollars to $1000s! Well worth a visit to pick up an unusual gift.

Thank JRobertsBowie
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Oh my! I love this kind of store, filled with skulls, bones, eye art, mounted insects & taxidermy. It's not for everyone but it's definitely worth a look-see if you're in the neighborhood. I found the staff at the front desk to be utterly charming...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
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