educational resources

Here you can find a comprehensive list of educational resources about the exhibit Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind and our shared human journey.

Video series

Find videos on evolution, what it's like to be an archaeologist, and more.

Origins Video series

A collection of short videos, created by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. (Various lengths) Watch Here

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

National Geographic Education - Virtual Classroom Visits (aprox. 40m each) Watch Here

Additional Videos

PBS It’s OK to be Smart (2019)

“This Face Changes the Human Story” 13m11s Watch Here

PBS/NOVA (2016)

“Dawn of Humanity” (1h54m) Watch Here

BOAS Network (AAA Annual Meeting 2017)

“Biological Anthropology and the Public” 10m43s Watch Here


“Australopithecus sediba" Walking animation 39s Watch Here

Allen City Library

“Envisioning the Past: Reconstructing Extinct Species and Their Environments” 1h15m15s Watch Here

Digital Experiences

Emerse yourself digitally with the exhibition and exhibition content.

360 Virtual Tour

Explore the exhibit from the comfort of your own home. Learn More


Use your smartphone to explore the cave system where Homo naledi was discovered. Learn More

Additional Resources

Podcats, lesson plans, and more.

Avert Your Eyes Podcast #054 (2020)

“Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind” 45m14s, audio only Listen Here

Human Evolution Teaching Materials Project

From educator and researcher Molly Selba @MollySelba. Lesson plans, 3D printable files, 3D pdfs Learn More

Lesson Plan Collection

A collection of lesson plans for various grades, based around #DinalediVR. Learn More

Meet Neo: Your Distant Cousin?

An article for young readers From Frontiers for Young Minds. Learn More