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The Evolution Store

120 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-3801
+1 212-343-1114
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Awesome store!

This has always been my favorite store in New York. It feels so weird with the taxidermy, bones... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Mike G
San Francisco, California
Paxton Gate in NYC!

I first became familiar with this type of shop after visiting Paxton Gate in SF. Very cool spot for... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
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A landmark in Manhattan's SoHo art district since 1993, The Evolution Store is NYC's premiere retail destination for science and natural history collectibles, artifacts, gifts, and home furnishings. Our store offers a museum quality atmosphere creating a unique and intimate shopping experience.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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120 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-3801
+1 212-343-1114
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

This has always been my favorite store in New York. It feels so weird with the taxidermy, bones, and other things, but it's just the right type of weird. It is overpriced, so I mostly just like to window shop, but it's still good for...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I first became familiar with this type of shop after visiting Paxton Gate in SF. Very cool spot for taxidermy and some other oddities. Even if you aren't buying anything it's cool to come in and look. Come see a stuffed two headed calf...NO CHARGE!...More

Thank RyanPMacNamara
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Apparently the store has moved recently and the pictures travelers have posted are from the old location. This location is seems to be like something you would find in a mall. It's much smaller than I expected, and I'm not sure how prices are determined...More

Thank Eswau
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This store had some interesting items but nothing I haven't seen before. It was smaller than expected and overpriced. However, I still enjoyed my visit as I love to look.

Thank kdxdana
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I was extremely excited about coming here because I'm a big anatomy nerd and this kind of store doesn't exist where I'm from. The store itself was really incredible. I walked (a long walk) from my apartment in Midtown, through the different neighbourhoods and got...More

1  Thank Kyle E
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Like a trip to a museum! The store is on the smaller side but full of bones and taxidermy creatures. The employees really know their stuff too - so feel free to ask them questions!

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I returned to the Evolution Store in Aug 2015, specifically because I was a big fan on my family's first trip. Sadly, this time I found the inventory lacking and the staff completely aloof. What a disppointment. I no longer can recommend it.

Thank RockyMtnFamily2013
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

I bought my sons birthday and Christmas presents here for the first 12 years of his life. He was in to fossils, Dino's , everything this store had to offer. He has a full "treasure box" filled with the treasures from here! Absolutely stop by...More

Thank lindas286
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I first went to the Evolution Store a few years ago when it was a small corner in Toys R Us, and fell in love. I just recently got to visit their new location in SoHo, and it's even more amazing. If you like oddities,...More

Thank sassyjordo
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Interesting place, lots to look at. They have a full range of fossils, minerals, and crystals for sale, posters of all sorts, and preserved specimens from across the insect realm, as well as jewelry, animal skins, and many other odds and ends. They're also one...More

Thank Danielle H
Once the artistic hub of New York City, SoHo (South of
Houston) is now one of the premiere shopping
destinations in the world. Housing everything from the
most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you
won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated
shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with
big-name stores and people during the day, while
Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to
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