Science is fun. Honest. That seems to be the message from the Science Museum, whose latest wheeze is to dress visitors up as cockroaches and lead them on a 'humerous tour' of the building's treasures. We can predict the gags now.
"Come on everyone, join in the song...Earwig-go, earwig-go, earwig-go."
"We're now heading into the Antenna Gallery...which should make a few of us feel at home, eh?"
The arthropodic peregrinations are curated by an arts group called Superflex who specialise in unusual ideas for solving global problems. In this case, the problem is climate change. Tour guides will point out, presumably with an articulated proboscis, exhibits that illustrate the impact science and technology are having on our planet.
The tours take place every Saturday and Sunday from 12 February until the end of the year. If you're itching to give it a try, book now on the museum's web site, or enter their competition to win four tickets.