Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure

Available for rent, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure offers an engaging story, exhibits and activities that introduce visitors to the basics of evolution, seen through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy who is writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi. Join Charlie as he travels back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to discover the kiwi’s ancestors and evidence for how evolution works.

Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure is an original 3-part experience that invites visitors to:

  • See evidence of evolutionary connections between dinosaurs and birds
  • Enjoy the story of Charlie, whose curiosity leads to his understanding of how evolution works
  • Engage in activities about variation, inheritance, selection, time and adaptation (VISTA), key evolutionary concepts




Charlie and Kiwi Resources:

Exhibition Overview Download PDF


Key Concepts About Evolution Download PDF


Short FAQ Download PDF


FAQ, Misconceptions and Controversy Download PDF


Fact Sheets Download PDF


Background Information Download PDF


Related Sites:

NOVA’s new series Becoming Human:

Site related in general to evolution:


Exhibition Components:

  • Story Theater
  • 10 Interactive Components Including Live Birds
  • 12 Discovery Boxes
  • Educator’s Guide, Training Workshops
  • Installation and Maintenance Manual
  • PR/Marketing Materials Including Press Release and Images


Exhibition Specifications:

  • 1,500 Square Foot Exhibition
  • Ages: 7 and Older
  • Bilingual, English/Spanish



  • Eight Foot Ceiling Height
  • Capacity to Care for Living Birds
  • Electric for Computer Interactive Components
  • Length of Venue/Availability:
  • 3-Month Venues
  • Bookings Available from Summer 2010 – Fall 2014



  • Rental Expense – $25,000 for Three Months
  • Inbound Shipping – One Van/Semi-Trailer
  • Exhibition Flyer:

English    Spanish


For Information on Renting the Exhibition Contact:

Marcia Rudy, Consultant
Special Exhibitions and Programs
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, New York 11368
Tel: 718.699.0005 ext. 312

nsf1Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure was created with support from the National Science Foundation (DRL- 0540152) to the New York Hall of Science.