Being a Cockroach at the Science Museum
No, its not going around the Science Museum dressed as a cockroach to find out more about cockroaches. That would be too sensible. And would happen next door at the Natural Hist. Museum.
This is about going around the Science Museum dressed as a cockroach to find out more about humanity. Cockroaches are 20 million years old. And they used to be…*swallows hard* as big as DOGS. Whereas we are only 4 million years old.
What can we learn from them? Have your own hard casing. Learn how to fly. Never walk through the middle of the room when you can scuttle around the edges. And eat everything. Everything.
For this wondrous exercise in Kafkaesque museum visiting, contact the Science Museum who will – for NO CHARGE – give you a cockroach carapace, plus helmet, and team you up with a couple of enthusiastic actors (also in the gear) who will encourage you to scuttle around the museum and take the stairs on all fours. Truly bonkers and brilliant.