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The Evolution Store

120 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-3801
+1 212-343-1114
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Lions & Beetles & Bones

Oh my! I love this kind of store, filled with skulls, bones, eye art, mounted insects & taxidermy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Stuff you didn't know you wanted let along could buy

Some amazing things for sale here, ranging from fascinating, unusual, beautiful, off-putting, and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Granville, Ohio, United States
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“unique store” (4 reviews)
“for sale” (3 reviews)
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120 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-3801
+1 212-343-1114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my! I love this kind of store, filled with skulls, bones, eye art, mounted insects & taxidermy. It's not for everyone but it's definitely worth a look-see if you're in the neighborhood. I found the staff at the front desk to be utterly charming...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Some amazing things for sale here, ranging from fascinating, unusual, beautiful, off-putting, and even a bit disturbing. Many of the items were surprising that you could even buy them. There were preserved exotic insects, gems and minerals, skeletons, stuffed animals under glass, just crazy things....More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What an interesting shop. Sells minerals, shells, skeletons, meteorites... these dont come cheap but at least window shopping is free. Do drop in and take a look, its hard to find a more interesting shop elsewhere. Expect to spend 15 to 30 mins.

Thank Jeric K
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Not great. Kind of bland. The staff leave you alone. The taxidermy was kind of soulless and on the expensive side; nearly everything is behind glass, or behind a showcase, so you can't handle anything you may be interested in buying.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is the most unique store that we have ever been in. My kids (ages 8 and 10) love coming here. Every time we are in NY, we go to the Evolution Store. They have items that no other store carries. My 8 year old...More

Thank Christina04
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 4 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 13 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
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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