1 July - 31 July 2022, Families
Museum at Home: Summer Activities with NMI- Natural History
While the National Museum of Ireland-Natural History is closed for important building works, get curious this summer with some short 'Museum at Home' activities.
"To Camouflage" means to hide or use a disguise. At the Museum there are lots of animals on display that use many different types of camouflage to hide.
Explore the activities below to find out more!
Join a Museum Educator to discover "what is camouflage?" and why animals use it in this short educational video.
Video duration: 2 mins
Download and print this activity sheet and test your own camouflage and seeking skills. You can do this activity sheet in your garden, local park, beach, or even by using the 3D Virtual Visit. What examples of camouflage can you find?
Activity duration: 20 mins +
Join a Museum Educator to discover some of the different ways animals use camouflage to hide themselves in this short educational video.
Video duration: 4 mins
Download and print this activity and have fun finding the animals hidden in a South American rainforest. Discover more about these masters of camouflage.
Activity duration: 10 mins +
Explore the curious world of animal camouflage in this fun, family event. Join National Museum of Ireland – Natural History Educators live online to investigate all things camouflage in this interactive event as part of the Festival of Curiosity 2021.
Test your seeking skills in this fun game, as seen in the live event "Hide & Seek - Curious Camouflage". Download and print this guide on how to play a game of predators and prey at home.
Event duration: 32 mins
Activity duration: 30 mins +
Don’t forget you can also find your favourite animal or fossil on display this summer with an online tour of the Museum using the 3D Virtual Visit.
Why not let us know how you got on by emailing email@example.com or post a photo online through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MuseumAtHome.
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Curious about camouflage? This summer learn about the different animals at the Museum that use camouflage to hide, with these fun 'Museum at Home' activities!
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