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- Posted:Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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These days, I still get that same childish rush of excitement whenever I'm in the big smoke and I'm constantly looking for new attractions to check out. On my next holiday, I'm definitely planning to head to The Darwin Centre at London's Natural History Museum, highlighted by the Times as being one of the 12 coolest museums to take in on vacation - or, indeed, at any time.
Apparently, the centre is home to 20 million insects and plants, as well as offering today's modern audiences the chance to be introduced to the biological world by virtual naturalists, who appear on the gallery walls as helpful tour guides. Don't forget to get your hands on the swipe cards that are available, which provide information on the various exhibits - including kiwi fruit that measures two feet in size.
The centre only opened on September 15th so it's still quite new. If you do go, remember to make a pit stop off at the Wildlife Garden, which has just recently taken in the common Pipestrelle bat and the clearwing moth.
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