Natural History Museum Image credit: simonleatherwordpress.com
I’m taking a virtual walking tour ‘above ground’ on the London Underground. Using my Tube guide & my fitbit® device, my goal is to walk 10,000 steps a day roughly following along the Underground route, reporting back here on Fridays with my findings. Here are the days that came before. We're near the Piccadilly Line. This is Day 24
Museum of Natural History, Central Hall (Hintze Hall) London
Hall of African Mammals, Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles
Alas, London’s Natural History Museum, considered one of the finest natural history museums in the world, just doesn’t go in for dioramas. But not to worry, besides solving crime, there is plenty to enthrall.
The dinosaurs are positively gargantuan. Above is the museum's new Stegosaurus, the most intact Stegosaurus fossil skeleton ever found. In the background, the escalator that takes you through the giant globe into the Earth Hall. There are hundreds of butterflies in their tropical butterfly garden. There are dino-snore sleepovers for little ones and dino-snore sleepovers just for adults with ‘crunchy edible insects’ and an all-night movie marathon. It makes me tired just thinking about it. I once spent the night in LA’s Natural Museum of History when my son was a cub scout, I am definitely out. Trying to get a little shuteye in a sleeping bag on a cold marble floor, surrounded by a hundred restless giggling little boys and grumpy chaperones, just doesn’t cut it.
“You will be given crime scene suits to wear for the duration of the event. Please wear cool clothes underneath as these suits can get quite warm. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking to the different evidence stations. Please be aware that this event involves some scenes of a gruesome nature.
Gruesome? Thankfully they hand out complimentary cocktails before the evening begins. April and May are already sold out, book now for June or July. Booties on, delving into the data like an honest-to-goodness CSI pro? I guess I can live without the dioramas.
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD
+44 20 7942 5000
Counting the Fitbit Steps
What do you think? It’s a short one third of a mile to the museum but after all the walking around, I can probably fulfill my daily goal of 10,000 steps, right? Let’s say I did.
Day 1-23: 185,990 steps/83.6 miles
Day 24: Stanhope Gardens to 10,000 steps/ 4.25 miles
Natural History Museum etc
Total Imaginary Miles to Date 195,990 steps/87.85 miles
Linking up with Joy’s British Isle Fridays