Butterflies go to the Natural History Museum
To further the children’s understanding of the natural world around them, the Butterflies have whisked away for a day trip, to the iconic Natural History Museum in South Kensington.
They were guided around the dinosaur gallery and were dazzled at the sheer scale of the animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex that met them with gaping jaws and tiny claws. The preschoolers were introduced to ‘Dippy’ the UK’s most famous dinosaur and were again amazed by the sheer height that these mighty beasts once stood.
Delving into the core of the earth we looked at volcanoes and took part in a mini earthquake on the earthquake simulator to get a feel of what it would be like to experience one of mother natures spectacles first-hand! As well as their wonderful collection of aquatic animals of varying sizes, the Butterflies came face to face with the majestic blue whale to end an informative and breathtaking learning excursion, on a Willows minibus trip!