Out and About: The Science Museum, London

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As a child I loved when we’d come up to London and visit the Science Museum, there was always so much to see and do thanks to all the different kid friendly sections, not forgetting Launch Pad which was where you got to do the experiments yourself. Seriously cool. I must have visited the museum about 20 times as a child and it’s one of those places that seems synonymous with my childhood. Considering all this you’d think I’d have visited loads as an adult, you know what with living in London Town for six or so years now. But no, that’s not been the case. In fact I can’t even remember when I last visited. Shame on me.

The Science Museum London - Out and About - This and That Blog

This was all rectified back in August when we had an hour or so to kill before the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Clearly the only option was the science museum, am I right?!  As soon as I stepped in to the Museum I was surrounded by so many brilliant things that I remember so vividly from loving during my childhood visits there. There’s the brilliant escalator through the earth, the shaking earthquake room, the astronauts and space crafts, the trains and penny farthings and planes and all sorts of other vehicles. It’s just such an awesome place!

The Science Museum London - Out and About - This and That Blog

After a brief wander through the obvious and usual parts of the museum we popped into a new section called Cravings: Can your food control you? This small exhibit which is running until the end of January 2016 looks at how the food we eat controls our brain, body and eating habits and I found it absolutely fascinating.

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It looks at everything from how what women eat whilst pregnant impacts on the baby’s taste buds to how different utensils change how we taste and enjoy our food. It’ll have you sniffing away at different foods and thinking about how we should combat unhealthy eating habits – should there be less laws, higher priced sugary snacks or should be simply ban everything that’s bad for us? It’s really so fascinating and definitely worth a visit.

Have you been to the Science Museum recently? What was your favourite part about your visit?

-Fi x