If you are looking out for ideas for an educational and entertaining day out with the entire family, then look no further than the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London. With more than 70 million specimens in its collection (and growing everyday), it is the largest museum devoted to natural history in the world. The museum founded by Hans Sloane in 1754, now attracts more than five million visitors a year.
The Museum is conveniently organized into four different coloured zones. Each of these zones cover a specific area of natural history. The Green Zone focuses on evolution with its emphasis on fossils, minerals and some spectacular treasures housed in the vault. The Red Zone is focussed on geology and space - on topics such as Earth, the planets and the universe with a strong emphasis on our geological origins and planetary evolution. The Blue Zone, covers the vast diversity of life on earth with everything from mammals, dinosaurs, amphibians, reptiles and marine species. The Orange Zone leads you through into the Darwin centre and the Wildlife Garden (which is only open on a limited basis in the winter months of November - March).
With such a large and exhaustive collection, a handy guide can make the trip both enlightening and less exhausting for you. The entertaining and informative Vusiem App guide for the Natural History museum is the most comprehensive app for the museum. Available on the Apple, Google and Amazon app stores, the app comes with a whole lot of features and information to make your day out with the family at the museum a memorable one.
Easy-to-use maps. Helps you zip through the numerous rooms at the museum without getting lost.
Informative and interesting commentaries. Not too long. Not too short. Just right!
Find your favourite artefacts easily. Spend time browsing & not in walking!
Make the best use of your limited time. Be it 1 hour, two hours or the whole day.