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10.30am -11.15am & 11.45am - 12.30pm, 7 October 2023, Families 7+

Open House Junior: Pop Up Chats at the Wonder Cabinet


A display of badgers at their sett in NMI - Natural History

Drop into the Wonder Cabinet and join a special pop-up chat for Open House Junior. Meet the stuffed badgers and learn about their home, also known as habitat. Don’t forget to ‘badger’ our Educators with all your curious questions!

A pop-up chat is a short activity that takes about 5-10 minutes, is located on the ground floor of the Museum at the Wonder Cabinet and involves engagement with our handling collections. No booking required. Wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, 7 October 2023
10:30am – 11:15am
11:45am – 12:30pm

For inquiries please contact 

Open House Junior runs from 7th - 8th October 2023 and for more information about the festival please visit

Important information for your visit

It is no longer necessary for families & Individuals to pre-book your visit for the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History. However, numbers are still very limited.

Visitors to the Museum, especially those with younger explorers, should be prepared to wait in a line outside. Unfortunately, this is an unsheltered area so we recommend that visitors dress appropriately for the weather. We also advise visiting midweek wherever possible as queuing times are significantly longer at weekends and during school holidays. While staff will do their best to ensure that everyone gets to discover the Dead Zoo, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to visit, particularly at weekends, depending on queue size. We hope you will be patient with our staff during your wait in the event that it is not possible to visit the Museum on your chosen day.

Note: Groups intending to visit must get in touch as far in advance as possible with the bookings office to get advice on which museum sites they can visit.

Please note we have two other museums in Dublin to explore; National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, 5 min walk away on Kildare Street and the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, 15 min away on the Luas Red Line, ‘Museum’ stop.


Open House Junior: Pop Up Chats at the Wonder Cabinet is located at:
Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
D02 F627

Drop into the Wonder Cabinet for a special pop-up chat to celebrate Open House Junior.

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Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444