Having settled myself down at the table on Wednesday, I started sorting out my goals for the rest of the year and carrying forward to 2013. My aim is to try and bring 12 things into/back into my life that I enjoy. I’ve set up a page on my blog so that I can keep an eye on how I am doing and it also makes me accountable, as it’s out there for all to see.
With that in mind, number 4 on my list (Tired of London, Tired of Life – author Tom Jones) I took my first recommend visit from the book.
MEET THE SCIENTISTS AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM’S COCOON.
The book says and I quote
“The Cocoon at the Natural History Museum is a unique exhibit, offering visitors the opportunity not only to learn about the team of scientists working within the Museum’s Darwin Centre, but also to meet and interact with them, witnessing real specimens they are working on, and finding out about genuine scientific discoveries being made.
Opened in 2009, the Cocoon is at the centre of the new £78 million Darwin Centre, offsetting the clinical laboratories with a 200 foot-high polished plaster structure which is filled with interactive exhibits to explain nature simply to non-scientists, including real-life caged scientists.”
I have to say that the Darwin Centre is everything and more that the book reports, however, what the book doesn’t tell you, is that the Natural History Museum itself, is the most amazing building, with no detail too small for the visiting public. When this building was erected, by the Victorian architect ‘Alfred Waterhouse’ he used terra-cotta for hard wearing surface materials, and it still stands to tell the tests of time.
I have attached a few photo’s for your perusal, however, they are of the building rather than what the building contains. I do hope you enjoy.