Discovery Zone

This hands-on area has two mobile units, Life on Land and The Life Aquatic.


Get your hands on a Badger and Pilot Whale skull, learn about species that live in different environments, and find out what animals lurk in the drawers beneath...

This hands-on area has two mobile units, Life on Land and The Life Aquatic.

Life on Land 

In Life on Land various different themes are explored: life in the earth such as that of creepy crawlies like the tarantula; life in the air which explores how birds beaks fit their lifestyle; and mammals that live on land such as a wolf.
The animals in this mobile unit include:

  • Badger
  • Small mammal skulls
  • Tarantula
  • Common terrestrial insects
  • Golden eagle skull
  • Raven skull

 

The Life Aquatic

Pilot Whale SkullIn The Life Aquatic objects are grouped in themes such as Irish sea mammals and freshwater insects.
The animals in this mobile unit include:

  • Pilot Whale skull
  • Dolphin skull
  • Common freshwater insects
  • Common Seal skull
  • Spoonbill skull
  • Dolphin’s pentadactyl limb