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International Year of the Salmon

The Museum of Natural History and Inland Fisheries Ireland are collaborating on a series of family activities this year to highlight the plight of one of Ireland's most famous native species, the Atlantic salmon.

Two kids dressed upas sharks and holding a mesolithic fish trap at the Museum of Natural History
Photo credit Inland Fisheries Ireland

The Salmon of Colour Competition

Colour in the salmon lifecycle for your chance to win a €100 voucher for the museum shop and a guided tour of the museum!

For details on how to enter download the Salmon of Colour Competition below or drop into the Museum of Natural History to pick up a colouring sheet.

Illustration of salmon lifecyle


Fishy Fun: Open Day for Families

Saturday 20th July 10am -4pm

Drop into the Museum for some fishy fun for all the family! Meet scientists from Inland Fisheries Ireland and visit the fantastic collection of fish species on display. Learn about how Ireland's most iconic fish species, salmon, is facing its biggest challenge yet.

Join one of the hands on activities and grab a microscope to see what creepy crawlies live in our rivers and lakes. Try some Virtual fishing where you can catch (and release) a salmon! See up close historical fishing equipment and discover how we have been catching fish for the last seven thousands years!

Admission free. For inquiries please contact educationnh@museum.ie Ph: 01 6486 316