The Evolution Store

The Evolution Store A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district since 1993. Evolution sells unique natural history collectibles usually seen only in museums. These include butterflies and beetles, fossils, seashells, skulls and skeletons, medical models, and tribal art
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For over twenty years The Evolution Store has been offering science and natural history collectibles, minerals, insects, fossils,taxidermy,sea life, puzzles & toys, jewelry, and posters. With a selection that changes weekly visitors are encouraged to browse the store often and ask questions. Our knowledgeable sales staff are always eager to assist you. When not in New York City you can always shop our website for all our unique and curious items.

Operating as usual

12/23/2020
TES: Brilliant Butterfly Displays Part II

Welcome to Part 2!! In this episode, we're finally taking a look at those beautiful butterfly displays many of you were curious about! We're continuing our conversation with Bill Stevens, founder of the Evolution Store, and we're getting the story behind the design of some of our large butterfly displays. Bonus! We're offering free local delivery on these two displays through next Tuesday! (call for more information)
Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions about our displays, our frames, or what kind of specimen we carry!

Featured items:
Giant Giant Blue Morpho Display
https://theevolutionstore.com/giant-giant-blue-morpho-display/

Blue Butterfly Starburst Display
https://theevolutionstore.com/blue-butterfly-starburst/

Announcements! 1. Due to the storm, in order to keep our employees safe, we will be only opening the store at 1pm today2...
12/17/2020

Announcements!
1. Due to the storm, in order to keep our employees safe, we will be only opening the store at 1pm today
2. Due to the north eastern snow storm there will be a 1-2 day delay on shipping web orders since we’ll have to close the warehouse

We’re so sorry for the inconvenience! Winter is coming, so please stay safe!

12/16/2020
TES: Brilliant Butterfly Displays

This week on the Evolution Show: Butterfly Displays!
We're not sure if you've heard, but we went viral! We got a influx of new customers that were interested in our butterfly displays, so we're bringing out our founder, Bill Stevens, to answer some questions. Check out this week's episode of the Evolution Show and enjoy free domestic shipping on some of our framed butterflies through next Tuesday! Don't forget to tune in next week for part 2!

Featured items:
Giant Blue Morpho Butterfly - Morpho didius
https://theevolutionstore.com/giant-blue-morpho-butterfly-morpho-didius/

Blue Diadem Butterfly - Hypolimnas salmacis
https://theevolutionstore.com/blue-diadem-butterfly-hypolimnas-salmacis/

Another one of our amazingly talented customers put together these beautiful art pieces with some of our products! Thank...
12/06/2020

Another one of our amazingly talented customers put together these beautiful art pieces with some of our products! Thank you to Kevin Kapp for sharing these awesome pictures of your work!
If you are also an artist, and want to share some of your projects using our products, shoot us an email at [email protected]!
#skulls #skullsofinstagram #skullart #theevolutionstore #supportsmallbusiness #supportartists #supportlocal #woodworking #art #gothic #oddities #wunderkammer

One of our amazingly creative customers, Kelly Ryerson (https://www.kellyryerson.com/) , put together this beautiful pho...
12/03/2020

One of our amazingly creative customers, Kelly Ryerson (https://www.kellyryerson.com/) , put together this beautiful photoshoot with some of our products! It's been featured in Rakes Progress Magazine, issue 12 in the UK! Thank you to her great retoucher too, Laurent Le Moing (@lolos_artworld on Instagram). We love seeing the amazing pieces you put together with our products, so feel free to shoot us an email [email protected] to show us your great work!

It’s holiday season crunch time for us at the warehouse! We’re working really hard to get your orders out, so unfortunat...
12/02/2020

It’s holiday season crunch time for us at the warehouse! We’re working really hard to get your orders out, so unfortunately we won’t have time for our regular Wednesday episode of the Evolution Show this week. In the meantime, check out these ‘out of this world’ meteorite earrings! Available online, in store, or by DM!
#earrings #holidayseason #theevolutionstore #meteorite #naturalhistory #supportsmallbusiness

Do you know what a sextant is? If you saw this week's episode of the Evolution Show, then you know they're the reason wh...
11/30/2020

Do you know what a sextant is? If you saw this week's episode of the Evolution Show, then you know they're the reason why pirates usually have an eyepatch! We're introducing this pocket sextant to our shelves and offering free domestic shipping until Wednesday at noon! Check out our episode on IGTV, YouTube, or Facebook to see what other items have free shipping!

#victorian #sextant #victorianera #authenticmodels #pirates #navigation #astronomy #TheEvolutionShow #freeshipping #binoculars

Did you see this week's episode of the Evolution Show? Then you know we added this cute little guy to our collection! We...
11/28/2020

Did you see this week's episode of the Evolution Show? Then you know we added this cute little guy to our collection! We're offering free domestic shipping if anyone is interested in bringing him home! Check out the rest of the episode to see what other products we're unboxing and that have free shipping this week #skunk #theevolutionstore #TheEvolutionShow #taxidermy #FreeShipping #smallbusinesssaturday

We’re back! Happy Black Friday everyone! These goodies are 50% off!
11/27/2020

We’re back! Happy Black Friday everyone! These goodies are 50% off!

We’re closed today! Happy Turkey day, everyone! See you tomorrow!
11/26/2020

We’re closed today! Happy Turkey day, everyone! See you tomorrow!

11/25/2020
TES: Authentic Models Review

This week on the Evolution Show: Authentic Models Review! Today we'll be taking a look at some of our new taxidermy and discussing what details we look for when picking a good specimen. We're also unboxing some new products and comparing them to our existing collection of historical artifacts replicas. If you're a collector of antique items, looking to complete your home's vintage aesthetic, or simply interested in how old instruments work, then these pieces are perfect for you and your cabinet of curiosities!

Featured Items:

Skunk Mephitis mephitis 3:46
https://theevolutionstore.com/skunk-mephitis-mephitis/

Bronze Pocket Sextant 14:43
https://theevolutionstore.com/bronze-pocket-sextant/

Victorian Binoculars with Tripod 25:12
https://theevolutionstore.com/victorian-binoculars-with-tripod/

We’re closing at 6 today! We know it’s a little early, but we’ll see you soon!
11/25/2020

We’re closing at 6 today! We know it’s a little early, but we’ll see you soon!

Thank you so much for your help! We raised $1,194.70 for Liangsuting yesterday! Thank you to everyone who stopped by the...
11/21/2020

Thank you so much for your help! We raised $1,194.70 for Liangsuting yesterday! Thank you to everyone who stopped by the store yesterday and helped us start this new tradition!

#scholarship #CSR #theevolutionstore #SupportSmallBusiness #supportingartists #supportlocal

It’s scholarship day! If you’re in New York, come stop by the store today! Part of the revenue generated from your in st...
11/20/2020

It’s scholarship day! If you’re in New York, come stop by the store today! Part of the revenue generated from your in store purchase will go to Liangsuting’s scholarship! She’s a recent graduate from Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High school and is currently studying at FIT. Featured here is some of her amazing artwork!

It’s here folks! Our very special episode about this Friday’s scholarship! We wanted to give back to our community this ...
11/18/2020

It’s here folks! Our very special episode about this Friday’s scholarship! We wanted to give back to our community this season, so we’ll be donating half of our in store sales to Liangsuting, who recently graduated from Mike’s alma mater: Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day Highschool! She’s an aspiring artist who currently goes to FIT, so we took this opportunity to look at some of the art from our own collection, namely the work commissioned by Albertus Seba! Check out our episode on YouTube, Facebook, or IGTV to learn more about our scholarship this Friday!

Featured here are some of our Albertus Seba prints, the man himself, Liangsuting, and some of her amazing artwork!

@mcndhs

#albertusseba #prints #scholarship #homedecor #csr #artists #supportingartists #supportsmallbusiness #theevolutionshow #theevolutionstore

11/18/2020
TES: Artists of the past and the future

This week on the Evolution Show: Artists of the past and the future! We are very excited to introduce our brand new scholarship event! If you saw some of our previous episodes, then you know how much we found education to be such an important part of own experience and something we want to support in our community. So in this episode, we're interviewing Liangsuting, this year's scholarship recipient, who is an aspiring artists currently studying at FIT. We're also taking a look at art from the past, namely Albertus Seba's, since he commissioned many wonderful pieces depicting the specimens in his own cabinet of curiosities!

Featured items:

Albertus Seba Print - Vol. 2 Plate 93
https://theevolutionstore.com/albertus-seba-print-vol-2-plate-93/

Albertust Seba Print - Vol. 1 Plate 102
https://theevolutionstore.com/albertus-seba-print-vol-1-plate-102/

We love our Western Diamondback rattlesnakes so much we turned them into unique Christmas ornaments! Check out this week...
11/16/2020

We love our Western Diamondback rattlesnakes so much we turned them into unique Christmas ornaments! Check out this week's episode of the Evolution Show to see what other Christmaween (Christmas + Halloween) products have free shipping this week! #christmas #christmasdecor #christmastree #theevolutionshow

Meet Liangsuting!!! She’s a recent graduate at Mike’s alma mater: Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day School! Next Fri...
11/15/2020

Meet Liangsuting!!! She’s a recent graduate at Mike’s alma mater: Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day School! Next Friday, we’ll be offering her part of the money raised in store as a scholarship! So if you’re local and thinking of finding ways to give back to your community this Thanksgiving, come stop by, and your purchase will go to a local student’s education!
#csr #scholarship #supportsmallbusiness #theevolutionstore #thanksgiving @mcndhs

"Christmas+ Halloween= Christmaween! We know that Halloween is over and that Christmas is coming up, but we just love ou...
11/14/2020

"Christmas+ Halloween= Christmaween! We know that Halloween is over and that Christmas is coming up, but we just love our spooky decorations so much! So in an effort to keep this Halloween theme all while enjoying our Christmas tree little while longer, we're combining the two! To all those DIY-lovers out there, check out this week's episode of the Evolution Show on YouTube, Facebook, or IGTV to check out what kind of Evolution Store products we like to hang on our Christmas tree and enjoy free shipping on our featured products!

#christmas #halloween #nightmarebeforechristmas
#holidaydecor #diy

11/11/2020
The Evolution Show: Christmaween Tree!

This week on the Evolution Show: Christmaween! We're sad to see Halloween go, along with all its spooky decorations. We also want to keep our Christmas tree up longer. So why not combine the two? So for all those DIY lovers out there, we'll show you how to make your own unique Christmas tree ornaments using some of our spooky products!

Featured Items:

Butterfly Whisper
https://theevolutionstore.com/butterfly-whisper/

Shin-Bone Tibia Sea Shell
https://theevolutionstore.com/shin-bone-tibia-sea-shell-tibia-fusus/

Skunk Skull
https://theevolutionstore.com/skunk-skull/

Scorpio Sea Shell
https://theevolutionstore.com/scorpio-spider-seashell/

West Diamondback Rattlesnake
https://theevolutionstore.com/western-diamondback-rattlesnake/

Jewel Beetle Wing Covers
https://theevolutionstore.com/sternocera-aequisignata-jewel-beetle-wing-covers-in-vial/

Bull Shark Jaw
https://theevolutionstore.com/bull-shark-jaws/

Black Mouse
https://theevolutionstore.com/black-mouse/

Glass Eye - Cat
https://theevolutionstore.com/glass-eye-cat/

Smokey Quartz Crystal
https://theevolutionstore.com/smoky-quartz-crystals/

Titanium Coated Quartz Crystal
https://theevolutionstore.com/titanium-coated-quartz-crystals/

Muskrat Skull
https://theevolutionstore.com/muskrat-skull/

Fossil Otodus Shark Teeth
https://theevolutionstore.com/fossil-otodus-shark-tooth-large/

Human Fetal Skull (32Wks)
https://theevolutionstore.com/human-fetal-skull-replica-homo-sapiens/

Golden Spotted Longhorn Beetle
https://theevolutionstore.com/golden-spotted-longhorn-aristobia-approximator/

Despite our unfortunate break in last night, we do have some exciting news! We were looking for ways to give back to our...
11/11/2020

Despite our unfortunate break in last night, we do have some exciting news! We were looking for ways to give back to our community this season, so next Friday we’re offering part of our in store sales as a scholarship to a student from Mike’s alma mater: Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School! Stay tuned for more info
#givingback #csr #corporatesocialresponsibility #theevolutionstore #scholarship

We were broken into and robbed tonight. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Thank you to the anonymous good Samaritan who saw t...
11/11/2020

We were broken into and robbed tonight. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Thank you to the anonymous good Samaritan who saw the break-in and called the cops. Thank you to the NYPD for the fast response and for apprehending the thief. We will be closed tomorrow morning for cleanup. We hope to open late afternoon, but we will post an update either way.

Update: We're open for business again (11/11, 3pm). Thanks for all the well-wishes.

#StaySafe #TheEvolutionStore

We are still boarded up today, so our retail store won’t be open for business today. But our website is still shipping o...
11/04/2020

We are still boarded up today, so our retail store won’t be open for business today. But our website is still shipping orders so feel free to reach out if you need anything! Stay safe!

Looking for a fun way to decorate your desk? How about our Tarantula Spider Paperweight? The sturdy resin makes it a gre...
11/03/2020

Looking for a fun way to decorate your desk? How about our Tarantula Spider Paperweight? The sturdy resin makes it a great gift for kids too! Last day for free shipping!
#resin #naturalhistory #spiders #spider #tarantula #giftideas #wunderkammer #cabinetofcuriosities #desksetup #deskdecor #freeshipping

Out of an abundance of caution, our landlord has decided to board up our building. We'll be closed today and possibly to...
11/03/2020

Out of an abundance of caution, our landlord has decided to board up our building. We'll be closed today and possibly tomorrow. We'll let you know as soon as we have an update. Our website is still shipping orders though, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything! Stay safe everyone, and VOTE!

Play the scavenger hunt on our website or in our retail store, by finding the item described by the riddle. Use the pass...
10/30/2020

Play the scavenger hunt on our website or in our retail store, by finding the item described by the riddle. Use the password at the checkout online, as an order comment, or in our retail store as you make your purchase and you will get a free gift on us!
Solve all 10 riddle and get the password!
Happy hunting!
http://theevolutionstore.com/

#TheEvolutionStore #scavengerhunt #haloween

Check out our very special Halloween episode of the Evolution Show! Looking for something to do this Halloween? In this ...
10/28/2020

Check out our very special Halloween episode of the Evolution Show! Looking for something to do this Halloween? In this episode, we present the rules of our very first Halloween Scavenger Hunt, along with some very spooky items to get into the Halloween spirit! Find the episode on Facebook, IGTV, and YouTube!

10/28/2020
The Evolution Show: Halloween 2020

This week on the Evolution Show: Halloween! We know that this year’s festivities might look a little different, but it’s our favorite holiday, so we’ve been working on finding creative ways to keep up the holiday spirit! This week we’re presenting our brand new Halloween Scavenger Hunt! Come into the store or play online by hunting through our website! Find all ten products and it will get you a free item with purchase while supplies last! To get us in the spooky spirit, we’ll be presenting some of our more Halloween-themed items!

Featured items:
Framed Fruit Bat 6:08 https://theevolutionstore.com/framed-fruit-bat/
Adult Human Skull-Asian Male 10:50 https://theevolutionstore.com/adult-human-skull-asian-male/
Tarantula paperweight 16:20 https://theevolutionstore.com/tarantula-paperweight-x-large/

10/21/2020
The Evolution Show: Artist Spotlight

his week on the Evolution Show: John Weisgerber! In addition to minerals, bones, and skulls, we also have some very unique pieces made by artists. This week, we’re doing a spotlight on John Weisgerber’s artwork. Cast in resin and coupled with a very unique powder-like finish, these pieces are an amazing representation of the historical artifacts that they were inspired from. In this episode, we look at three items from our John Weisgerber collection, and we hope that you find them as intriguing as we do! We’re always looking for artists that use history inspired or nature inspired work, or even artists who use our products in their pieces. If you are or know an artist that you think would be a good fit for us, please comment below or email us at [email protected]!

Featured items:
Deluxe Feejee Mermaid: 7:04 https://theevolutionstore.com/feejee-mermaid-standing/
Shrunken Head:14:13 https://theevolutionstore.com/shrunken-head/
Brain Soap (eucalyptus, lavender, and fig):18:07 https://theevolutionstore.com/brain-soap/

Today at noon! Another very special episode of the Evolution Show on YouTube, IGTV, and Facebook! Mike and Julie present...
10/21/2020

Today at noon! Another very special episode of the Evolution Show on YouTube, IGTV, and Facebook! Mike and Julie present pieces made by an artist that we’ve worked with for 20 years: John Weisgerber! We’re always looking for artists that create nature-inspired products or artists/photographers that use our products in their work! If you are or you know an artist that you think would be a good fit for us, tag them in the comments below or email us at [email protected] !

Featured here:
Deluxe Fiji Mermaid
https://theevolutionstore.com/feejee-mermaid-standing/
Shrunken head
https://theevolutionstore.com/shrunken-head/
Brain Soap: eucalyptus, Lavender, and Fig
https://theevolutionstore.com/brain-soap/

#naturalhistory #resinart #homedecor #Wunderkammer #theevolutionstore #TheEvolutionShow #cabinetofcuriosities #feejeemermaid #shrunkenhead #brainsoap #halloween #spookyseason

For this week’s Evolution Show, not only will we be talking about some of our classic resin skulls like our Floral skull...
10/14/2020

For this week’s Evolution Show, not only will we be talking about some of our classic resin skulls like our Floral skull, we’ll also be unboxing some new designs! Take a look and let us know what you guys think! #naturalhistory #cabinetofcuriosities #supportsmallbusiness #TheEvolutionStore #TheEvolutio#wunderkammer #resinart #halloween #wunderkammer

Today at noon, we're talking skulls! Check out this week’s Evolution Show on IGTV, Facebook, or Youtube! We’re bringing ...
10/14/2020

Today at noon, we're talking skulls! Check out this week’s Evolution Show on IGTV, Facebook, or Youtube! We’re bringing out one of our most iconic products! Check out our decorative resin skulls, just in time for Halloween, or for your everyday Wunderkammer!!
#naturalhistory #cabinetofcuriosities #supportsmallbusiness #TheEvolutionStore #TheEvolutionShow #skulls #resin #skull #resinart #floral #halloween #wunderkammer

10/14/2020
The Evolution Show Ep 17 - Skull Review

Skulls are one of the most iconic items in our shop, so we are rather specific about what kind of skull products we bring in. Today we’ll be reviewing one of our more popular items, our carved resins skulls! Extremely durable, detailed, and affordable, these resin skulls come in a variety of designs and can be a wonderful addition to your cabinet of curiosities! In this episode, we consider some NEW designs for our resin skull collection!

Featured items:
AZTEC SKULL
https://theevolutionstore.com/aztec-skull/

ASTROLOGY SKULL
https://theevolutionstore.com/astrology-skull/

FLORAL SKULL
https://theevolutionstore.com/floral-skull/

Address

687 Broadway
New York, NY
10012

6 Train - Bleecker St. N/R Trains - Prince St. B/D/F/M Trains - Broadway-Lafayette St.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 20:00
Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:00

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