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10:30am - 12:30pm, 09 December 2023, Families, ages 7+

Drop in event: Meet the Bears


An Educator welcomes a family to an event at the Wonder Cabinet

Did bears live in Ireland? How many different types of bears are there and who is the biggest of them all!?! Learn this and more during a drop-in event with Museum Educators at the Wonder Cabinet.


Watch a short video, inspect bear bones up close and quiz our Museum Educators with all your bear related questions!

This drop-in event is a short activity that takes about 10 -15 minutes and is located on the ground floor of the Museum at the Wonder Cabinet. No booking required. Wheelchair accessible.

For inquiries please contact 

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.



Drop in event: Meet the Bears is located at:
Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
D02 F627

Drop into the Wonder Cabinet to meet with Educators and learn more about bears.

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Natural History

Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444