I was going to save my “first visit” to the Natural History Museum for when I was in London with my kids.
They love all this Natural World kind of stuff!
Me? I don’t really like looking at dead, stuffed animals, so why put myself through the pain of seeing it all twice?
As it turned out, the museum was very cool and I really enjoyed myself.
Yes there were lots of stuffed animals.
But I had a couple of WOW moments too. Especially with the dinosaur bones.
You’d think that after raising 3 boys, who were obsessed about dinosaurs, that I’d be pretty bored by them. Nope.
This dinosaur skeleton was aaaaamazing.
It is the most intact and complete Stegosaurus fossil skeleton ever found.
It was presented so well – its pose, height, directional lighting to capture its texture, the colour of the light.
Even though it was just propped up on a white platform, it was so engaging and compelling. It made my jaw fall to the floor in awe, and it made my imagination come alive!
I also loved the specimens of deep sea fish – So weird and alien looking!
The stuffed dodo – Looked like an enormous chicken!
The swarm of hummingbirds – So tiny and beautiful!
I guess I will be taking my kids after all, and seeing it all again haha.