Explore, look closely and seek out answers to questions from our researchers. There are nine different scavenger hunt cards with assignments on them; these tasks can be physical or mental. Discover everything there is to know about long-necks, show-offs, beautiful beasts and many more astounding, awesome and amusing groups in our museum. We promise you’ve never looked at nature this way before!
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- Type: self-guided visit, scavenger hunt cards are handed out at the service desk
- Level: all groups
- Length: 90 minutes
- Number of pupils: no minimum number, also suitable for large groups (maximum no. of pupils to be determined for each visit based on availability)
- Supervisors provided by the school:
Groups 1 & 2: at least 1 supervisor per 5 pupils
Groups 3 through 8: at least 1 supervisor per 10 pupils
- No supervisors provided by Naturalis.
- Areas: galleries Life, Earth, Dino Era, Ice Age, Death and Seduction
- Main objective: to help pupils explore the Naturalis galleries in a fun, playful way. They are active and creative and find links between form and function across time.
- Keywords: living and non-living nature, form and function, inquisitive learning, fun
Course of the program at the museum
0-5 minutes: introduction
The teacher will be given all scavenger hunt cards at the Service Desk and will hand these out to the small groups. Every group will have multiple sheets. Set a time with the groups for everyone to meet up back in the Atrium or outside. Give a brief explanation and start the hunt!
5-85 minutes: in the museum
Pupils explore the museum in small groups based on the scavenger hunt cards.
85-90 minutes: meet at the agreed location
Pupils gather at the agreed-upon location. The scavenger hunt cards can be collected and discussed with the class later. There are suggestions for at home and in the classroom on the back.