Born on February 12, 1809, Charles Darwin revolutionized the understanding of plant, animal, and human origins during his lifetime, and has had major, lasting impact on the field of biology ever since. Some 150 years after the release of his On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Center for Inquiry-Austin gathers every February to celebrate Darwin’s birthday. Who better than Charles Darwin to exemplify the principles of scientific inquiry, for which CFI stands? He devoted his life to the search for truth—examining, gathering, and analyzing enormous amounts of data on his trips around the world, formulating hypotheses about his findings, and undertaking rigorous experimentation to test his hypotheses.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 from noon to 5pm, the Center for Inquiry-Austin will present a FREE event to celebrate the 209th anniversary of Darwin’s birth. There will be something for everyone—fun learning activities for children and teens, fascinating lectures and trivia contest for adults, and professional development credit for teachers. 

Enlightening Speakers

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Kids Presentations

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Interactive Activities

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"Don't Mess with Darwin" T-Shirt

Celebrate the scientific acheivements and legacy of Charles Darwin all year long with your "Don't Mess with Darwin" T-Shirt. Proceeds help make our Darwin Day celebrations bigger and better.

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Event Details

Date: Darwin Day 2018 will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Time: Noon to 5pm.

Location: Darwin Day is held at the University of Texas Commons Learning Center at the JJ Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Road. Look for roadside Darwin Day signs and Pickle Research Campus sign. The UT water tower is also a visible marker. Enter from Burnet Road. Go past the guard station. Turn right at the sign for the Commons Learning Center. Drive past the fence to park. Parking is free. The Commons Learning Center will be straight ahead. Look for more Darwin Day signs.

Darwin Day Map

CFI-Austin Videos

  • Dr. Edward Marcotte, “Bleeding Yeast and Deaf Plants”

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