Today started off with a visit to the Portobello Market (read here), followed by a walk through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (read here). The last part of my day with Gaby was spent in the Natural History Museum – a pretty cool place, and I really enjoyed the interactive exhibits!
At first Gaby and I wanted to visit a cafe since we were a bit hungry from all that walking, but when it started to rain we figured that it would be best to just enter the museum and buy food from the cafe inside. The line for food purchases was quite long though, so we decided to see two of the four ‘zones’ before stopping for a snack break.
The first zone we visited was the Red Zone, which contained everything Earth-related, including volcanoes and earthquakes, and Earth from the beginning. I really enjoyed the wall of the planets in the Solar System since they compared each planet’s gravity and average temperature with that of the Earth (and included a fun fact on each screen).
Next came the Green Zone, which contained everything environment-related such as Ecology, but also the Birds and ‘Creepy Crawlies’.
After a snack break (read here), we continued on to the Blue Zone, which held a large display of dinosaurs and mammals. The most interesting section was probably the Human Anatomy area, and I really liked the interactive memory games, especially “solve the crime”!
The final zone was the Orange Zone, which we basically skimmed through since we were running out of time. This zone contained the Wildlife Garden and focused on Zoology.
Overall it was a really fun experience, and I quite enjoyed the interactive displays. I apologize to the kids who were impatiently waiting for Gaby and I to leave in order to play with a certain exhibit…