The current exhibitions that can be seen at the Lowell. D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology are:

Ceramics collections
Current exhibitions
Museum Studies
Virtual Exhibition
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The Holmes Museum  is open to the public from: Monday -Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Closed Saturday and Sunday.)

The Museum is closed in June, July and August. Groups tours are welcome with a two week notice.

The museum is free to the public, donations are accepted.


EVOLUTION: Human origin and diversity

There is a great misconception that humans evolved from apes.  Twenty five million years ago there were mammals that were neither apes nor humans, but had characteristics of both. As they changed over the next fifteen million years two important divisions of mammals began to emerge, humans and apes. Using a collection of skull reproductions and illustrated labels this exhibition shows the changes and developments which eventually lead to the human population of today.

The exhibition also explains the influence of Charles Darwin and how his theory on the origin of species influenced the development of the evolution theories we hold today.