In George's last month as an only child, he enjoyed a morning visit to the Science Museum

By Simon Perry
Updated March 20, 2015 03:40 PM
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In his last month or so as an only child, lively toddler Prince George went on something of a voyage of discovery Thursday when he was taken on a museum visit by his doting mother Princess Kate.

He and Kate, 33, headed to London’s famous Science Museum to explore some of the exhibits targeted at little kids.

With only personal protection officers in attendance, Kate and George, 20 months, spent part of the morning at the museum, a short drive from their London home at Kensington Palace. They mainly visited the Pattern Pod, a “multi-sensory” gallery that is targeted at the youngest children. It captures the patterns “around us and encourages children to recognise and copy patterns – or create entirely new ones of their own,” according to the museum.

“They seemed to enjoy themselves. It’s lovely that she feels she can bring George here,” a source at the museum tells PEOPLE.

Kate, who is 8 months pregnant, has just announced what are likely to be her last engagements before she takes maternity leave. She and husband William are set to visit southeast London on March 27 to see some youth projects, including a mentoring program run by

A museum spokesman could not comment on George and Kate’s outing, stressing it was a private visit. The royals’ office at Kensington Palace had no comment.

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