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Activity Sheets

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  (0.33 MB, Adobe PDF)
An tAinmhi Is Fearr Liom (0.33 MB, Adobe PDF)

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.

Zoo in My Garden Activity Sheet Biodiversity

Zoo Garden Poster  (0.62 MB, Adobe PDF)

Curriculum links

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

Seasonal trails

Do Not Disturb Worksheet  (0.58 MB, Adobe PDF)
Spring into Action Worksheet  (0.47 MB, Adobe PDF)
Summer Sun Summer Activity Trail  (0.48 MB, Adobe PDF)
Busy Bees Autumn Activity Trail  (0.65 MB, Adobe PDF)


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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Natural History

Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

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