Events for the weekend (12&13 August)
All ages welcome.
If there was a competition for cuteness in Airfield then our kid goats would win every year. The group will spend time in the goat enclosure investigating their house, giving them fresh beds and hay and treats. Working as a group we will experiment with homemade toys for the goats.
Together with the National Museum, the National Library was founded in 1877, under the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act. We're delighted to be joining with the Museum to host a programme of family-friendly activities celebrating 140 years of collecting, protecting and sharing the national collections.
Drop-in and explore Ireland at the time of Celtic Kings. Find out more about the mysterious bog bodies and what they may have worn to special ceremonies, then make your own leather armlet to take home! Free event for kids over 8.
3D craft workshop, where you will be making your own brightly coloured Transformation Mask using mixed media materials. What will you transform yourself in to?
A chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators - a fascinating drop-in handling session for all ages.
Inspired by the collection and our exhibitions, these workshops are suitable for tiny tots (about 18 months) up to age 8. You can choose to stay for as long or as short a time as works for you.
Sarah will show the participants how to make a camera obscura from a cardboard tube, explaining how it works, and why it was used. The participants will then be able to make their own camera obscura, before being brought to the courtyard in the Gallery to view the world upside down, looking at the windows and light through their new optical device. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8+. Maximum of 15 participants. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.