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Activity Sheets

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Download PDF based activities to use before and after your visit to the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History.

Activity sheets are a great way to learn, explore and enjoy the objects and themes of the Collections.

My Favourite Animal

Describe and sketch your favourite animal in the Museum with this short and simple activity sheet.

My Favourite Animal (0.29 MB, Adobe PDF)
An tAinmhí Is Fearr Liom (0.29 MB, Adobe PDF)

Аркуші із завданнями «Моя улюблена тварина» наразі доступні англійською, ірландською та українською мовами. 

Моя улюблена тварина/My Favourite Animal (Ukrainian Version) (0.34 MB, Adobe PDF)

 Or, describe and sketch your favourite toy animal at home or in the classroom, using the following activity sheet and our 3D Virtual Visit:

My Favourite Toy Animal (0.31 MB, Adobe PDF)
3D Virtual Visit

Curriculum links

  • Science (Living Things Strand)
  • SPHE
  • English
  • Art

The Zoo in My Garden

This short activity sheet introduces the topic of biodiversity. Follow a trail and note information about garden animals in the Museum. Trail available for download only.

Zoo in My Garden Activity Sheet Biodiversity (0.32 MB, Adobe PDF)

Zoo Garden Poster  (0.62 MB, Adobe PDF)

Curriculum links

  • Science (Living Things Strand)
  • SPHE
  • English
  • Art

Seasonal trails

Busy Bees Autumn Activity Trail (0.65 MB, Adobe PDF)
Do Not Disturb Activity Trail (0.59 MB, Adobe PDF)
Spring into Action Activity Trail (0.41 MB, Adobe PDF)
Summer Sun Activty Trail (0.37 MB, Adobe PDF)

Curriculum links

  • Science (Living Things Strand)
  • SPHE
  • English
  • Art

Everything Counts

This more advanced activity booklet builds on knowledge of environmental awareness and care. Using existing knowledge and the information provided in the booklet, complete  a series of specific tasks.

Everything Counts Biodiversity Activity Sheet (0.68 MB, Adobe PDF)

Curriculum links

  • Junior Certificate - Science, CPSE, ESS
  • Transition Year - Transition Units e.g. Environmental Studies/Environmental Awareness and Care, Debating Development (Climate Change)
  • Leaving Certificate Applied - General Education (Social Education), Elective Modules (Science - Ecology), Student Tasks (Contemporary Issue Task) 
  • Leaving Certificate Established - Biology and Geography

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Dublin 2,
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