Of course, when we think of science in London we all know about the Science Museum with its ever changing variety of exhibits and exhibitions and now incorporating the 3D Imax science-related films centre. But these days the Science Museum is just one of many awe-inspiring places to visit.
So, given the wide choice of locations to visit, our role at StudyTrips is to help you select exactly the right venues for your school visits to London, to ensure that your students get the most out of their time in the capital.
Starting in the East End, among the most popular locations visited by school parties of late is The Crystal at the Royal Victoria Dock, which contains a permanent exhibition about sustainable development.
Using solar power and ground source heat pumps to generate its own energy, it has set a high benchmark for sustainability. There are thought-provoking films at the start and end of the exhibits with plenty of interactive panels and games throughout; the museum focuses on 10 zones including smart buildings, safety and security, energy, water, healthy lifestyles, environment, and mobility.
The urban planning exhibition also features case studies from cities around the world sharing innovative ideas, and the ‘Future Life’ theatre invites you to imagine how cities might look in 2050.
Back in West London there is the Darwin Visitor Centre the new home for the collection of tens of millions of preserved specimens at the Natural History Museum.
Built in two distinct phases, with two new buildings it is the most significant new development project in the museum’s history, including (perhaps most famously) the 8.62-metre-long giant squid affectionately named Archie.
Also at the Natural History Museum is the hands-on DNA workshop which helps students understand (among many other things) why some people like but many dislike the Brussels sprout. Hands-on DNA workshops give students the chance to find out.
The museum also incorporates the “How science works workshop” where students become transformed into scientists as they solve a real scientific problem using an authentic practical procedure.
If you are thinking of a science trip to London please do contact StudyTrips by calling us on 0845 026 4661 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can put together exactly the right package for you and your students, to ensure that they get the most from their time in the capital.
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