Foundation Phase

Free Self-led

Wriggle! The wonderful world of worms

National Museum Cardiff

Visit our new exhibition!

18 June 201630 September 2017     

An exciting exhibition delving into the wonderful world of worms. Crawl inside the amazing ‘wriggloo’ and get an earthworm’s eye view of the world.  Discover the mind-blowing diversity of worms and find out more about where and how they live. Use our fun interactive game to discover what kind of worm you really are!  Explore how worms have crawled into all areas of popular culture, from books and movies to heavy metal music.

For foundation phase / Key Stage 2

 

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Dinosaur Babies

National Museum Cardiff
picture of dinosaur embryo in egg
image of tarbosaur skeleton
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NEW EXHIBITION!

27th May - 5th Oct 2017

Coming to Wales for the first time: an exciting family-friendly exhibition bringing together some of the world’s most amazing finds of dinosaur eggs and embryos.

Includes full size dinosaur skeletons and replicas, touchable models of dinosaur embryos and eggs, and even a huge 2.5 metre model dinosaur nest!

  • Get up close to the dinosaurs
  • Learn about dinosaur family life and how they cared for their babies
  • Learn to identify eggs from different dinosaurs.
  • Be a palaeontologist and have a go in our ‘Big Dig Pit’.

For school bookings, please call our Learning Dept on (029) 2057 3240. For all other group bookings, please contact Ticketline on (029) 2023 0130

Pre-booked schools

Exhibition only

£60 – large group, up to 35   pupils

£40 – small group, up to 15 pupils

Teachers / supervisors go in free

Dinosaur Workshop only

£60

Combined workshop  and visit to the exhibition

£120 – large group, up to 35 pupils

£80 – small group, up to 15 pupils

Part of 2017 Year of Legends. The programme of learning activities for Dinosaur Babies is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Dates: 27th May 2017 - 5th October 2017

Sounds of the Dinosaurs

National Museum Cardiff

Imagine what noises dinosaurs may have made, handle real dinosaur bones and take part in a lively, sound-based story about a forest at the time of the dinosaurs.


Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Art - My First Gallery Visit

National Museum Cardiff

A range of contrasting artworks will be explored through looking for clues, describing and asking questions.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Hip Hip I'm a Hippo

National Museum Cardiff

In this 1 hour workshop linked to one of the most loved specimens in the gallery children will explore African wildlife. Handle real animal bones and take part in a dramatic story about a shy Hippo called Heulwen

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Hooter the Owl

National Museum Cardiff

 

Explore the life of Hooter the owl, and meet his friends in the woodland gallery.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Little Explorers

National Museum Cardiff

In this 1hour session children will become museum explorers handling some real and replica museum objects

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Supports the Literacy and Numeracy Framework 

Sealife Safari

National Museum Cardiff

A fun and hands-on workshop that brings to life the wonderful world of rockpools in Wales.

A play parachute introduces excitement and fun into exploring the way animals survive the tides, handling objects encourage discussion about the animals, and pupils can hear a story all about sharing.

  

This workshop can be linked with a visit to Wriggle! The Wonderful World of Worms exhibition, where pupils can find out about worms that live in the sea and meet ‘Pinchy’ our real life hermit crab, which shares its shell with a ragworm.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Personal and Social Development

 

Free Self-led

Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visit focused on Numeracy

National Museum Cardiff

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

The Clore Discovery Centre offers pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of maths, through practical activities, exploration and discovery.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Clore Discovery Centre Self Led Visits Focused on Literacy

National Museum Cardiff

The objects in the Clore Discovery Centre provide stimulating starting points for developing reading,writing and oracy.

All schools and groups must book self led sessions in advance

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Drawing in the Galleries

National Museum Cardiff

Bring sketchbooks and drawing materials so that
pupils can draw and make notes about a work of art that they have seen in the
gallery. This could follow on from the ‘My First Gallery Visit’ session.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Exploring Materials

National Museum Cardiff

Worksheet to help you explore the museum’s collections – how many materials will you find.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Documents

Free Self-led

General ideas for museum visits

National Museum Cardiff

 Use these notes to explore educational themes across the galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Natural History Galleries visits.

National Museum Cardiff

Use these notes and activity sheets to help plan your visit

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Number play

National Museum Cardiff

Develop basic numeracy skills using number play bags.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.