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Museum at Home

Go wild with our online resources and activities designed for a range of ages and interests!

Download printable activity sheets, watch videos, and make animal-inspired arts and crafts.  

Show us your creations! You can write to us and show us photos of your Museum at Home activity by emailing, or share your photos with us online (on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using the hashtag #MuseumAtHome.

Online Activities For Families:

Activity Sheets:

My Secret Garden
Use your imagination skills to dream up all the different animals that live in your secret garden. This short activity sheet and poster introduces the topic of biodiversity in Ireland.

My Favourite Toy Animal
Describe and sketch your favourite toy animal with this short and simple activity sheet. Can you find it in the museum using our 3D viewer?

Word Searches:

Spring Word Search 
It’s spring and all of nature is busy – building nests, looking after young or finding food after a long winter’s sleep.

Summer Word Search 
Summer is here and the warm weather gets everyone out and about!

Autumn Word Search  
Autumn has arrived and animals are getting ready for colder days to come.

Winter Word Search
It's winter and often animals are sleeping or hibernating - it's the best way to avoid the cold weather.

Colouring Sheets:

Download and print the colouring pages below for a quiet and calming activity that everyone can try at home. All you need are coloured pencils, pens or crayons and some creativity! 

Brown Bear Colouring Sheet

Giraffe Colouring Sheet

Giant Irish Deer Colouring Sheet

Hyena Colouring Sheet

Dodo Colouring Sheet

Thylacine Colouring Sheet

Wolf Colouring Sheet

Arts and Crafts Activities:

Brown Bear Mask
Get creating and make your own brown bear mask with this printable template.

Polar Bear Mask
Get ready to act like a bear with this printable polar bear mask template.

Make your own Giant Irish Deer Antlers:
Design a set of antlers inspired by the Giant Irish Deer fossil skeletons on display in the Irish Room at the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History. Watch the short video and learn how to make wearable antlers in this step-by-step tutorial with artist and museum guide Renata Pekowska. This craft can be completed with easily found materials, no printer required.


Birdsong Challenge Activity

Join us in learning the songs of Ireland's most common garden birds. Watch the videos, learn to recognise the songs, and see if you can find them on your next adventure!

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