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Selective dates in December 2023

Pop Up Chats at the Wonder Cabinet


An Educator showing children the Wonder Cabinet

Drop into the Wonder Cabinet and join a pop-up chat this December. Meet an Educator, ask some questions and maybe even get to touch a fossil, fur or skull from the handling collection! To help plan your visit, check out the limited dates listed below.

A pop-up chat is a short activity that takes about 5 minutes and is located on the ground floor of the Museum at the Wonder Cabinet. No booking required. Wheelchair accessible.


Saturday, 16th December 2023
10:30am  11:15am
11:45am  12:30pm

Friday 29th December 2023
Cancelled due to staff illness 

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, 10 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.



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 pop-up chat with an Educator this December.

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Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444