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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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oddities and curiosities

stumbled upon this shop by sheer accident and it was one of my favourites finds in NY. full of all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minky C
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
You HAVE to go here

I have never seen such a unique store. Even if you have no intention of buying anything, you should... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Kelsey J
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

Thank 976katherineh
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

Thank pookala
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Some amazing things for sale here, ranging from fascinating, unusual, beautiful, off-putting, and even a bit disturbing. Many of the items were surprising that you could even buy them. There were preserved exotic insects, gems and minerals, skeletons, stuffed animals under glass, just crazy things....More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

What an interesting shop. Sells minerals, shells, skeletons, meteorites... these dont come cheap but at least window shopping is free. Do drop in and take a look, its hard to find a more interesting shop elsewhere. Expect to spend 15 to 30 mins.

Thank Jeric K
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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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