Family Travel

the science museum

floating world

Late in the day, we decided to wander over to The Science Museum, another great free one in London. We didn’t have much time to explore and had I known it was so cool, we would have gotten there much sooner. The kids loved it!

moon rock

old light bulbs


From the section on space to old airplanes to a room on learning about the atmosphere, there was just so much to do. I think the kid’s favorite part was the Web Lab created by Google. It was filled with so many cool things to see how the web works and how you can interact with people all over the world. 

teleporter    photo

Upon entering the lab, you receive your lab card. Every activity you do is recorded onto that card. When you get home, you can hold that card up to your webcam, and it shows you everything you did in the lab. Isn’t that amazing?

robot drawing    the robot

Some of the highlights were…1. looking through the teleporter at people around the world and you could actually take a snapshot of them, 2. taking a photo and then watching a robot draw you in the sand, and 3. creating music!

making music

atmosphere room


If we hadn’t of run out of time, we would have visited The Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. I guess we’ll just have to make it back to London again sometime!

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    October 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Wow… this is an amazing museum… for free!!! Looks like so much fun! Love the lab card idea! 🙂

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    October 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Can't believe I never went there! Looks amazing…

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    tinajo
    October 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I love places like that as much as my kiddos do – so much fun to do! 🙂

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    Anonymous
    October 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Whoa!! How fun! You're a lucky family. 🙂
    Now, about those black bean brownies??? I'm off to check them out…

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    {amy}
    October 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Oh wow! That looks like a great place! I'm definitely putting that on my list of things to do when we go there!

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    MaryAnne
    October 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I can't believe I never went there, either! If I ever make it back to London…

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