Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The Natural History Museum and Butterfly House - Southsea

Today we visited The Natural History Museum with Hannah's homeschooled friends Jack and Sam. It was a fascinating day and Hannah particularly enjoyed learning about butterflies. The conservatory is filled with butterflies during May - September, but today they had all the information boards out and displays showing the lifecycle of the butterfly, it's natural habitat and cases of different species. We plan to go back to see the live butterflies in the summer and help them with their local butterfly survey. 

The museum also has exhibits on Farlington Marshes, Woodlands, Local Ice Age, The River Bank, Shells, The Solent Seashore, The Solar System, Local bones and Fossils.

Here are our pictures from today......................

Hannah, Jack and Sam in the Butterfly Conservatory.

Jack with a huge dinosaur.
Fossils
Stone Age tools.
Items from the Mesolithic period.
Hannah using one of the museums microscopes to look at bugs.
The butterfly puzzle Hannah completed.
One of the Butterfly displays.
Another Butterfly display.
Local Wildlife Exhibition.
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