The Evolution Trail: A walk through time

The new Museum experience starts at the beginning of time!

This 1,500-foot loop trail covers 4.6 billion years, from the formation of Earth to the present day. Take the trail to the right, and you’ll be going back in time. Take the trail to the left, and you’ll go forward.

Along the way, in addition to enjoying nature and getting some exercise, you can trace the evolution of the planet we call home from the appearance of single cell organisms, to the emergence of complex early life, to the dawn and death of the dinosaurs, and to the present time. Only at the very end—in the last three feet—does the trail reveal the birth of our own species: Homo sapiens.

We are grateful to our partners at Country House and ACTS Retirement Communities for enabling this joint venture for the enjoyment of all along the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway.