The Natural History Trail Tour
Discover the highlights of the 10,000 animals on display during this introductory tour of the Natural History Museum.
At the Museum
All groups who are coming to the Museum must book their visit with the Bookings Office.
Tours and workshops must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Natural History Trail Tour
Discover how the giant Irish deer became extinct 10,500 years ago in Ireland
Examine the claws of a stuffed badger and smell a stinky pilot whale's skull
See one of the largest mammals in the world and investigate our whale baleen
Hear the tale of Irish Arctic Explorer, Sir Francis Leopold McClintock and the polar bear
Imagine that you are a Victorian scientist, which animals would you like to research and collect for your own Museum
Class level: 1st class to 6th class
Maximum 30 per group. Duration 45 minutes.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. With advanced notification the tour can be adapted to take place on the ground floor only for groups with mobility issues.
Key Curriculum Strands
SESE Science, Geography and History
Investigating and experimenting
Environmental awareness and care
Life, society, work, and culture in the past
In the Classroom
Before your visit why not take a 3D virtual tour of the Natural History Museum in the classroom with your students.