Planetary Survivors: See The World Through Cockroach Eyes at The Science Museum


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Well this is an entertaining idea. The Science Museum in London is offering tours of their climate, energy and space galleries from the perspective of a cockroach - costume and all!

Always fans of looking at our world from a new point of view we love the idea of dressing up as one of our planet's least favourite, yet most resilient, creatures. Just to freak out other museum goers, if nothing else. I mean seriously, who doesn't want to be a giant cockroach for the day?

Cockroach brains may one day save your life
, but for now you can be happy with the prospect of winning a place on one of the Science Museum tours to see what the world may look like from this planetary survivor's point of view.

Here's the info on how to win:

"The Science Museum are offering one lucky winner four places for them and their friends on a cockroach tour on either Saturday 12th or Sunday 13th February 2011. The winner will be given a small handheld camera for the duration of the tour to capture their experience. Science Museum will then edit the captured content in to a slick video for the winner to keep. To enter the competition you simply need to email onlinemarketing [at] sciencemuseum.org.uk with the word 'cockroach' by 5:00 PM on Tuesday 8th February 2011."

This fantastically surreal Cockroach Tour will be happening every weekend for the rest of the year and is part of the Science Museum's creative Climate Changing programme that is linked to the recent launch of the amazing Atmosphere Gallery. The tour has been conceived and designed by brilliant Danish artists collective Superflex.

"Find out what it's like to be one of the planet's true survivors. Having outlived the dinosaurs, what will they make of our obsessions with speed, time... and burning things? Put yourself in their shells. Come along for A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum and get a quirky and inquisitive take on the human race."

Book here for the Cockroach Tour. Go on, try on a new shell.


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