From dinosaurs to butterflies, it is possible to view specimens from a vast historical range at South Kensington’s Natural History Museum. There are five main collections and 70 million items. Some were even collected by Charles Darwin!
While the dinosaur gallery used to be the most popular area of the museum, KidRated has noticed that kids these days are more likely to be excited about the giant life size blue whale. Saying that, a huge moving T-Rex is still pretty cool and won’t exactly leave the kids feeling bored.
In the Human Biology gallery you can test your memory with interactive games. The brave can enter the Red Zone to be shaken up by the magnitude earthquake machine. Wildlife lovers can enter the Orange Zone, which encompasses the Darwin Zone and even has its very own Wildlife Garden open April to November. During the winter, the National Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is an alternative must-see.
This summer, the Sensational Butterflies exhibit returned to the Natural History Museum – click here to see what our K-Raters thought of it.
If you are a parent of a child between 5 and 11 who has an autism spectrum condition you should definitely check out Dawnosaurs – an early opening event where kids and their families can enjoy the museum without the hustle and bustle of all the usual crowds. There will even be some great activities and workshops on offer. Plus it is totally FREE!
Register your interest here.
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