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December 2023, Families

Online Activity: Winter with the Dead Zoo


Rockin' reindeer fossils

Indulge in the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History at home this festive season with our themed online activities.

The weather outside may be frightful but our online activities are so delightful. Learn all about the bear family in the Bear Family Christmas video and then try to find all the Wonders of Winter in our wordsearch. Afterwards, have a go at making your own Rockin' Reindeer Fossil winter decoration. 

The Bear Family Christmas

Have you ever wondered what bears do during the winter? How many bears are there in the Museum? What do bears like to eat? Find out the answers to all this and more in our Bear Family Christmas video.


The Wonders of Winter Wordsearch

Now you've learned all about the bear family, see if you can find all of the wintery words in our Wonders of Winter Wordsearch. Or for an extra challenge, why not try it as Gaeilge in our Cuardach Focal.

Rockin' Reindeer Fossils

Need some new decorations? Why not make a rockin' reindeer fossil plaque with Jo from ReCreate Ireland and learn how to make sustainable clay.


3D Virtual Viewer

Why not see if you can find your favourite winter animals in the Museum using the 3D Virtual Visit

For more information or to share your creations with us please email 


Online Activity: Winter with the Dead Zoo is located at:
Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
D02 F627

Join the NMI - Natural History online this winter for a festive feast of online activities

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Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444