Let the Museum and its collections capture the imagination of your pupils with a self-guided visit.
Activity sheets are a great way to learn, explore and enjoy the objects and themes of the collections. Describe your favourite animal or follow one of our seasonal trails with a curriculum-linked activity sheet. Booking is essential.
Self-guided visit at a glance
Level: Junior Infants – 6th Class
Duration: 45 mins
Days: Museum opening hours. Limited availability. Please enquire below.
Times: Self-guided visits are booked on the hour only from 1pm – 3pm on Mondays and 10am - 3pm Tuesday - Friday.
Booking: To enquire about booking a self-guided visit for your class with or without activity sheets, please complete this enquiry form. *** We are currently only taking bookings until the end of December 2023 ***
Science (Living Things Strand)
Download and print the activity sheet for your self-guided visit. Alternatively you can request an activity sheet pack (one activity sheet per pupil) during the booking process.
My Favourite Animal
Describe and sketch your favourite animal in the Museum with this short and simple activity sheet.
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)
Follow a trail through the Museum to find our more about the animals you'll see on display.
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)
On completion of a self-guided visit with activity sheet pupils should be able to -
Describe and sketch their favourite animal in the Museum.
Complete a short trail with activities.
Describe a range of different animals and fossils found in Ireland.
Before your visit
Prepare the class for the visit. Give pupils an idea of what to expect to see or have a discussion about the Museum in advance of the visit.
Why not take a 3D virtual tour of the NMI - Natural History in the classroom with your pupils.
Make an enquiry
To enquire about booking a self-guided visit for your class with or without activity sheets, please complete this enquiry form.
If you have any further queries about any of the Education Department’s resources contact our Bookings Office at email@example.com.
Please regularly check the website for updated information on Museum opening hours.