Discover Selam

California Academy of Sciences

African Hall. In 2006, Dr. Zeray Alemseged reported finding the nearly complete fossilized remains of a 3.3 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis child in his native country of Ethiopia. Known as the "world's oldest child," it is the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor discovered to date. Now, visitors to the Academy can learn more about the child named "Selam" (which means "peace" in several Ethiopian languages) in this diorama--and why her remains have unlocked many clues leading to a greater understanding of human and pre-human evolution. Hint: pay a visit to Selam before or after the daily penguin feedings at 10:30 am and 3 pm in African Hall.

Event Info
Nov 02 → Dec 31
Mon-Sat 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm
$34.95; $29.95 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+, and students with valid ID; $24.95 for children ages 4 to 11; and free for children ages 3 a
California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco
Info: 379-8000
Venue: 750-7145
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