Stuck for something to keep everyone entertained this month? Well then, we have a great solution for you.
Whether you want to keep the fun indoors in the house or classroom, or whether you feel like venturing out into the crisp January air for a cultural outing, EPIC Museum in Dublin has lots on offer this January for all age groups.
The Irish Emigration Museum, located at the Dublin Docklands, and voted as one of Europe's leading tourist attractions, has five educational events and workshops that are sure to be crowdpleasers if your little ones are feeling the boredom this month.
Here are all of the details about each event.
Nellie Bly Museum Pop-up
Happening this Saturday, January 22 between 11 am and 1 pm at the EPIC Museum is the very first museum pop-up. One of the galleries will come alive with stories and activities, and there will even be a life-sized board game from the 1890s for participants to take part in. Nellie Bly was a pioneering Irish-American woman who became one of the very first investigative journalists. The event is included as part of general entry into the museum.
Tiny Tots: Around The World With Nellie Bly
Taking you on a virtual experience this time from the comfort of your home is this interactive storytelling session suitable for ages six and under. Your little one will sing songs, draw pictures and meet a whole host of characters all inspired by Nellie Bly as she embarks on a whistle-stop adventure around the world. The experience takes place on Saturday, January 22 between 10.30 am and 11.30 am and costs €5. Book tickets here.
Explorers: Around The World With Nellie Bly
Do you have a mini-explorer at home who is slightly older? Ignite their imaginations in this fun, interactive workshop all about the feats of Nellie Bly, which is suitable for ages 6 to 12 years old. Children will learn more about Nellie's life story as well as helping pack her bag for everything she might need as she navigates the world. All you need to take part in this virtual experience is some paper and your favourite markers or crayons. This event also takes place on Saturday, January 22, this time from 1 pm to 2 pm. Book your €5 tickets here.
Explorers: Around The World With Nellie Bly (Especially For Schools)
There is one more final Nellie Bly excursion to embark on, and this is one that an entire classroom can get involved in. Similar to the older age group above, the class will help Nellie solve riddles, translate their name into Egyptian, learn a few new phrases in different languages and even write a newspaper report. With some paper and writing materials on hand, participants will also discover how the roles of women have changed over the last 100+ years. This event takes place virtually on Tuesday, January 25, between 10.30 am and 11.30 am. Email [email protected] to book your tickets.
Innovators: How to be a Historian Talk with Maurice Casey
The final event taking place at EPIC Museum this January is another one that the whole classroom can get involved in, but this time it's geared towards secondary school children. Catered to support the 'Become A Historian' strand of the history curriculum, students will leave their textbooks behind and learn from an actual historian-in-residence. This virtual experience will have students hear about inspiring real-life case studies, discover vital practical research and project management skills and even learn about challenges related to hidden histories and representation. This will take place on Monday, January 24 between 9.30 am and 10.30 am. Email [email protected] to book.