THATMuse launches at Natural History Museum, London

It’s official! THATMuse is launching its newest treasure hunt in London, this time at the
Natural History Museum (THATNat). Our first themed hunt, Dinosaurs and Extinct Beasts,
introduces players to the world of dinosaurs, Neanderthals, and even the curious dodo. The
hunt will take place throughout the expansive Natural History Museum, allowing participants
to experience its many galleries and exhibits.
This enormous museum opened in 1881 in South Kensington, the brainchild of Sir Richard
Owen. With so many artefacts piling up in the British Museum, Owen thought it was time to
create a dedicated building to the natural world. An underdog architect Alfred Waterhouse
drew up plans for the museum, with terracotta facades and Romanesque touches that
reflected the Victorian aesthetic of the time. The building itself as fascinating as the
museum’s seemingly endless collection.
Today, the museum holds over 80 million specimens, including bones, meteorites, crystals,
and countless fossils. No visit to London is complete with paying tribute to the massive
dinosaurs, the famous Cheddar Man, or ‘Hope’ the blue whale hanging over Hintze Hall.
Our first THATNat, Dinosaurs and Extinct Beasts, will take visitors through all of the parts
of the museum, including dinosaurs, mammals, geological artefacts, human ancestors, and
Earth science. Through fun and games, you’ll discover the many ways that scientists learn
about extinct creatures while meeting many of these animals in the flesh – or at least in the
bone!
It’s official! THATMuse is launching its newest treasure hunt in London, this time at the Natural History Museum (THATNat). Our first themed hunt, Dinosaurs and Extinct Beasts, introduces players to the world of dinosaurs, Neanderthals, and even the curious dodo. The hunt will take place throughout the expansive Natural History Museum, allowing participants to experience its many galleries and exhibits.

This enormous museum opened in 1881 in South Kensington, and was the brainchild of Sir Richard Owen. With so many artefacts piling up in the British Museum, Owen thought it was time to create a dedicated building to the natural world. An underdog architect, Alfred Waterhouse, drew up plans for the museum, with terracotta facades and Romanesque touches that reflected the Victorian aesthetic of the time. The building itself as fascinating as the museum’s seemingly endless collection.

Today, the museum holds over 80 million specimens, including bones, meteorites, crystals, and countless fossils. No visit to London is complete with paying tribute to the massive dinosaurs, the famous Cheddar Man, or ‘Hope’ the blue whale hanging over Hintze Hall.

Our first THATNat, Dinosaurs and Extinct Beasts, will take visitors through all of the parts of the museum, including dinosaurs, mammals, geological artefacts, human ancestors, and Earth science. Through fun and games, you’ll discover the many ways that scientists learn about extinct creatures while meeting many of these animals in the flesh – or at least in the bone!

Come prepared to look for clues, take silly photos, create some goofy videos, and learn all about the animals and beings that no longer exist, but that are still beloved by kids and adults alike.

After the hunt, return to your favorite part of the museum to continue your adventure and to learn more about the fascinating planet that we call home.
Check back here on the blog, on our Twitter and Instagram feeds (@THAT_Muse_) for teasers & bonus answers posted before the THATNat launch!

INFORMATION:

Sunday, March 25, at 2 PM, we will be hunting at the Natural History Museum. Simply respond to this free invitation HERE (space limited), grab your camera and prepare for some Easter Dino Egg fun on our treasure hunt launch! The hunt lasts roughly 1.5 hours (plus half an hour of prep/score tallying & the all-important prize-giving ceremony before & after) taking you up, down and around the colored zones of the NHM. Be sure to get there early as the security line can be an obstacle as large as the T-Rex! There are cafés for a coffee before our 2 pm meeting time at the Picnic Area. Bryan Pirolli (brainchild of THATNat) and Daisy de Plume (founder of THATMuse) will be waiting for you at the Picnic Area, welcoming teams with their white canvas THATMuse totes to identify them. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us at daisy@thatmuse.com or bryan@thatmuse.com
Photo credit: Diliff