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1 February - 29 February 2024, Families, ages 7+

Online Activity: Spring with the Dead Zoo


Fox cubs on display in the Irish Room exhibition.

Bring the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History home with you this spring!

This spring, test your natural history knowledge, complete a virtual quiz, learn the songs of Ireland's most common birds, and test your searching skills with our spring themed word searches, all from the comfort of your own home.

Spring into Action Virtual Quiz

Follow this online trail with an Educator as we explore the Museum together using the 3D Virtual Visit and find out more about the animals you’ll see in action this spring. Along the way we will test your knowledge with a short quiz, so grab a pencil and some paper!

To take the quiz click on Spring into Action

Take Part in our Birdsong Challenge

Recognising birdsong is an important skill if you want to find and see birds in the wild. Often, birds are very good at camouflage or hiding in the places where they live. Ornithologists, the people who study birds, often have to use the birds' songs in order to find them. ​

Watch short videos, learn to recognise the songs, and see if you can listen out for them on your next outdoor adventure! How many can you find?

Take part by clicking on the Birdsong Challenge Activity


Signs of Spring Wordsearch

Find your best magnifying glass, download the PDF below, and try to find all the words in our Signs of Spring Wordsearch. Or, practice your cúpla focail and do the wordsearch as Gaeilge! 

Signs of Spring Wordsearch 
Cuardach Focal: Comharthaí an Earraigh

This activity is designed for children aged 7-12 years old and is curriculum linked to the SESE Science Curriculum. This can be completed at home, as a family activity, or used by Primary school teachers and pupils.

Have a question about the online activties? Please email 


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

Spring into action and join the NMI - Natural History for some online Museum at Home activities.

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Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2,
D02 F627

+353 1 677 7444