Events for the weekend (4&5 Nov)
Designed especially for children this brand new tour will showcase some of the cemetery's most entertaining stories. This Mid-Term, bring the whole family to hear fascinating tales of torpedoed ships, assassinated parrots and graverobbing galore. €7 per person.
Recommended age 9 and under. Book early to avoid disappointment!
The Dead Zoo is 160 years old! Join us for this special open day as we celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Museum of Natural History opening to the public. Drop-in and meet a range of scientists from the Museum and from organisations that add and research the Museum's collections and contribute to science in Ireland. Discover more about how some specimens came to be given to the Museum and how the collections are used today. On the day meet and greet scientists such as zoologists, geologists, and palaeontologists that work with our collections, as well as artists and even a taxidermist! Organisations that will be at the museum on the day include the National Biodiversity Data Centre, Geological Survey of Ireland, Birdwatch Ireland, Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Herpetological Society of Ireland and TCD Museum of Zoology. Recommended age: 9+.
Join us this week for STEM Saturday in Cabinteely Library from 11am. Open ended, creative play for kids aged 4-8 and their grown-ups. We'll also have regular wooden blocks for any eager younger siblings.
Make your own bird-feeders from recycled material (it’s very ‘cheep-cheep’!). Hang them in your garden and let nature work its magic! Suitable for children aged 5 – 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be prepared for sticky fingers! Materials supplied. This event is free.
Join us for a free art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. No booking is required.
During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.