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The Evolution Store

687 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012
+1 212-343-1114
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Super interesting store with lots of great items.

We came down to the city to hid a few stores that sold unusual items. This was the best. An amazing... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
yumabatguano
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Port Jervis, New York
Science and nature experience

My wife is a high school science teacher, and loved this place. There is a lot of variety of... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Proclaimer1
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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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 and ends with progress. A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district from 1993-2016, and in Greenwich Village since, 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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687 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012
SoHo
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+1 212-343-1114
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Not great. Kind of bland. The staff leave you alone. The taxidermy was kind of soulless and on the expensive side; nearly everything is behind glass, or behind a showcase, so you can't handle anything you may be interested in buying.

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

This is the most unique store that we have ever been in. My kids (ages 8 and 10) love coming here. Every time we are in NY, we go to the Evolution Store. They have items that no other store carries. My 8 year old...More

Thank Christina04
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SoHo
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
...More
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