From dinosaurs to fish: from butterflies to rainbows: and back to dinosaurs again

William began his day yesterday by lining up his extensive collection of dinosaurs (thank you, Ben and Alex).  Please note the previously unrecorded vaccosaurus right in the middle there.

Then we went to the Horniman Museum, as we so often do.

We had to visit the Aquarium, as we so often do.

We had to visit the new Butterfly House, so William could show it to me.

And we had to visit the new exhibition about colour, The Rainbow Revealed.  Here’s William, sitting in the light tent, soothed by the calming green light that followed the vigorous energizing magenta.

Just before home time, we came upon this dinosaur.  He lives out his days in the primaeval forest created in the Horniman Museum Gardens.  The primaeval plants are currently protected from the winter storms by very unprimaeval plastic, which slightly spoils the effect.

A fine day.

Click on any image to see it full size.  These are smart phone photos.  Not so smart really.

26 thoughts on “From dinosaurs to fish: from butterflies to rainbows: and back to dinosaurs again”

  1. I think there are two previously unrecorded species in William’s collection aren’t there, the vaccosaurus and the elusive green species right next to it. Just two of the many many excitements a rising two-year old’s world holds. Or maybe he’s two already. What a lovely day!

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      1. I had no idea the Horniman was so well thought of! The Crystal Palace dinosaurs are interesting in as far as they are very old. I think they were some of the very first large-scale models of dinosaurs and I believe they were made just after the Great Exhibition in 1852 or thereabouts.

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