If you live in the Seattle area, you might want to consider taking a field trip to see "Lucy", the famous Australopithecus hominid, up close and personal. Seattle is the second stop in what was supposed to be a six-year, 10-city tour. While the center had hoped to draw 250,000 visitors during the exhibit that ends March 8, only 60,000 have come. Most think this is probably due to the recession and some uncharacteristically bad weather. Unfortunately, it is unclear at this point whether Lucy will make it to its future destinations or whether it will simply return to Ethiopia.
"Seattle shows little love for Lucy fossil exhibit"
Lucy is a 3.2 million-year-old fossilized partial skeleton of a species with chimp-like features that walked upright. Although I don't hold to biological evolution of humanity, Lucy is still part of God's creation and therefore worth studying and understanding. This specimen also provides a good opportunity to discuss how to make sense of the hominid fossil record within a creation model context.
For more about this topic, see Dr. Rana's book, Who Was Adam?