Wacky museum attractions your kids will love this half term including one that will let you smell dinosaur breath


KIDS looking to be entertained this half term can find a variety of weird and wonderful museum attractions.

We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch to try next week.

 These are some of the wackiest museum attractions around the world

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These are some of the wackiest museum attractions around the worldCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Keeping the entire family entertained can be difficult during half term.

Museums are now adding more attractions and themed pop ups to be able to capture the attention of different children.

With some grosser than others, each kid will leave educated – and entertained.

Here are some of the weirdest and wackiest museum attractions around the world.

Smell dinosaur breath

 Smell the breath of a dinosaur at the Field Museum

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Smell the breath of a dinosaur at the Field MuseumCredit: Alamy

In case you were ever wondering, you can now smell what dinosaur breath would have been like.

The Field Museum in Chicago have been able to reconstruct the entire life of a T-Rex, including how it smells.

The breath is created using a variety of elements such as decaying raw meat, although some were too strong and grotesque to be used in the final product.

Not only can you smell its breath, but you can also smell its poo – thought to be similar to a hyena.

Field Museum, Chicago, tickets start from £17.

Draw your own poo

 Play with rainbow poo at Unko Museum

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Play with rainbow poo at Unko MuseumCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 Sit on toilets or draw your own poo

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Sit on toilets or draw your own pooCredit: Getty Images – Getty

On the theme of poo, you can also go to a poo museum.

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The Japanese Unko museum lets you sit on a toilet, draw your own poo and even buy poo shaped snacks.

Thankfully the colourful attraction is less gross and more fun.

Unko Museum, Japan, tickets start from 900 yen (£6).

See disgusting food

 The Disgusting Food Museum isn't for the weak stomached

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The Disgusting Food Museum isn’t for the weak stomachedCredit: Getty – Contributor
 Maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia is one of the worst

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Maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia is one of the worstCredit: Getty – Contributor

Be prepared to be disgusted at the aptly named Disgusting Food Museum.

Located in Sweden, with pop ups in France and Las Vegas, the attraction features some of the most horrifying cuisine.

While some seem fairly normal – like liquorice for example – others are pretty grotesque such as maggot-infested cheese, Thai Durian fruit and fried bat.

Be aware – there is even a notice board which marks how many days the museum has gone without someone being sick.

Disgusting Food Museum, Sweden, tickets start from 150kr (£12).

Become prime minister

 Work in a bank or run for prime minister at this museum

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Work in a bank or run for prime minister at this museumCredit: Children’s Museum of Houston

To adults, living the life of work, food shopping and travelling isn’t very exciting.

At Kidtropolis, they can work at a bank, become prime minister or own a business.

They can even run for office before picking up some groceries.

It is sponsored by Bank of America, where kids are given a “card” to use currency.

Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston, tickets start from $11 (£9).

See your own germs

 Check your germs at the Micropia museum

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Check your germs at the Micropia museumCredit: Instagram

Learn all about the germs on your body at Micropia museum in The Netherlands.

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Kids can get their entire bodies scanned or even put their hand on a wall and see the germs that live on them.

Adults can learn about how microbes could be used for both plastic alternatives and how they are used with antibiotics.

Micropia, Amsterdam, tickets start from €12 (£10).

Learn about Bigfoot

 Learn about Bigfoot at the Sasquatch Museum

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Learn about Bigfoot at the Sasquatch MuseumCredit: AP:Associated Press
 Even if you don't believe, you can hear testimonials from those who do

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Even if you don’t believe, you can hear testimonials from those who doCredit: AP:Associated Press

Non-Bigfoot believers step away, as there is a whole museum dedicated to the mystery monster at the the Sasquatch Museum in Georgia.

Inside are testimonials, an eight-foot model remake as well as “footprints” made by the creature.

Some guests take it less seriously, signing their name in the guestbook as Bigfoot.

Others claim they are just “curious” to see if they can be convinced by the information and artefacts.

Sasquatch Museum, Georgia, tickets start from $6 (£4).

Wear astronaut suits

 You can pretend to be in space in Indianapolis

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You can pretend to be in space in IndianapolisCredit: Children’s Museum Indianapolis
 Try on spacesuits and even get strapped to the walls

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Try on spacesuits and even get strapped to the wallsCredit: Children’s Museum Indianapolis

Kids can see what it’s like to go to space by trying on some of the best space gear at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis.

Called Beyond Spaceship Earth, guests can even sit in pods and get strapped in to sleep against the wall as astronauts do.

It is supported by NASA so they will learn along the way.

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Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, tickets start from $12.50 (£10).

Inside the Museum of Failures in Hollywood which celebrates things that didn’t go to plan

Bizarre museums in the UK include an exhibition about poo and a shrine to pencils.

There are even stranger attractions abroad with one dedicated to David Hasslehoff.

Thankfully, many museums and attractions in Britain won’t cost you a penny – we’ve rounded up the free ones to add to your list during half-term.





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