Natural History Museum

We spent today at the great Natural History Museum.   First we visited the new galleries on human evolution, which show the development of the human species (using skulls and reconstructed skeletons) from the point at which we diverged from the chimpanzees and apes about seven million years ago, through to the evolution of modern humans, Homo sapiens, in Africa an estimated 200,000 years ago.  Then we attended a workshop in a gallery charting the evolution of life on Earth over the last 500 million years, and acted out evolution by natural selection with the children in role as different species of birds competing for food.  After lunch we split into groups and went to our favourite parts of the museum.

Here’s Sonny’s photographic record of the trip:

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And more pictures of the day:

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