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Nursery school workshops

 

The world of bees

Levels : Nursery school

Length : 45 minutes

They are tiny, they buzz, they sting and we often fear them. Who are they ? Thanks to pictures from inside the hive, the children discover the fascinating world of bees. Contrary to what it seems, the life of the beehive is very well organized. Each individual has specifictasks : cleaning, guard duty, masonry, foraging... This workshop allows the observation and the handling of elements of a hive (brood chamber, brood comb, beeswax... as well as beekeeping equipment.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class 

 

Ratamus at the Museum

Levels : Nursery school

Length : 45 minutes

Ratamus is a curious little rat who enjoys adventure. One night, as he was looking for somewhere to sleep, he entered an extraordinary building holding animals, fossils, and unusual objects.

From one discovery to another, Ratamus and the children discover the Museum and its treasures.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class 

 

Joachim and the jellyfish

Levels : Nursery school

Length : 45 minutes

Joachim has to leave for Australia, but how is he going to take his jellyfish with him ? He tries to place it in an aquarium, but it makes his jellyfish sad. He wonders how to make it happy. Helped by his sister Nora, an extraordinary hot-air balloon pilot, Joachim embarks on a journey around the world to learn how to make his jellyfish happy, so he asks questions to every animal he meets, from the blue monkey to the starfish. But his journey holds many surprises...

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Ratamus in Africa

Levels : Nursery school

Length : 45 minutes

Ratamus is a curious little rat. He has discovered an unusual object in the Museum and he would like to know to whom it belongs. He decides to fly to Africa to find its owner. His journey in the heart of the Savannah is not an easy one : lions, elephants, panthers... the animals will guide him in his quest. Ratamus in Africa is an interactive story designed to help children discover the Savannah animals.

 

Primary school workshops

 

The savannah predators

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 75 minutes

Description : The Savannah hosts several predators : lions, cheetahs, panthers, but also hyenas, African wild dogs, baboons, and eagles. Thanks to this workshop based on touch, the children will discover the weapons used by these fearsome hunters. Through the handling of crocodile teeth, lion claws and jaws, and also various felines' furs, the children will understand how and why these animals are born to hunt.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class


Feel the biodiversity

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 2 x 60 minutes

Description : The animal world is blessed with a tremendous diversity of species. Here is a little workshop to help you see things more clearly. But are you sure you would recognise these animals if you don't see them ? Once they are blindfolded, the children will have to try to recognise the animals presented to them.

Group size : Suitable for half-classes

 

Rhinoquiz

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 75 minutes

Description : Embark on a journey at the discovery of three endangered species ! If you are not familiar with hippos, rhinos, or elephants, RhinoQuiz will teach you how to recognise their footprints, how they sound, what they eat, as well as many other things.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Extreme environments

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 90 minutes

Description : Antarctica is an extreme environment... for men ! On the shores of this continent, temperatures can drop as low as -40 °C in the winter. However, some animals (penguins, seals, birds, fish...) manage to survive in this part of the world. This workshop will help the children understand how these animals adapt to this seemingly hostile environment, and to other ecosystems, such as deserts, abyssal plains, high altitudes...

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Something for every one

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 75 minutes

Description : Herbivore, carnivore, omnivore... each animal species has its own diet. Some prefer leaves, others prefer seeds, and others eat mostly meat. Some even eat feces ! There's something for every one ! This workshop focuses on the observation of the mouths, teeth and beeks of several animals in order to try to determine what their favourite foods are.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Reproduction in all its forms

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 75 minutes

Description : How do animals reproduce ? There are many answers to this question. Some animals develop in their mother's womb, others develop in eggs, or even in pouches. Mammals, fish, birds, insects... each animal species uses a specific mode of reproduction. This workshop focuses on these various modes of reproduction, from the most basic to the most surprising.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Discover the jellyfish

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 60 minutes

Description : Jellyfish are fascinating animals. Their body is made of 98% of water, and they have long tentacles to help them capture their preys. These planktonic animals drift in the oceans, moving passively with the currents. This workshop focuses on the jellyfish biology, on its diet, and on its role in the marine food chain. Observations are made possible through the handling of specimens (turtle, shark, …) from the Museum's collections.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Archaeological excavations

Levels : Year 3 – Year 6

Length : 2 x 60 minutes

Description : How do we know the way our ancestors the prehistoric men used to live ? By calling upon the archaeologists, of course ! Fittingly enough, archaeological excavations are in practice inside the Museum and children will be able to act like archaeologists. They will be able to test their perseverance and skills while they retrieve artifacts from the ground. Bones, stone tools and pieces of ceramics will help them formulate hypotheses on the history of the site they have just dug.

Group size : Suitable for half-classes

 

Fossil hunters

Levels : Year 3 – Year 6

Length : 2 x 60 minutes

Description : Palaeontologists are scientists dedicated to the study of fossils. They are always on the lookout for traces of dinosaurs and other species that have lived on Earth through the centuries. This workshop will let the children take part to a real archaeological excavation and discover the animals that have lived (or are still living) in the area.

Group size : Suitable for half-classes

 

Geological tour

Levels : Year 3 – Year 6

Length : 60 minutes

Description : Le Havre city centre is made of the four types of rocks that form the crust of the Earth, through its pavings, curb-sides, wharfs, and buildings. Therefore, it is possible to mix the history of the city with the history of the Earth through an initiatory geological tour of the city.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Do birds of a feather flock together ?

Levels : Year 4 – Year 6

Length : 2 x 60 minutes

Description : How do we find our way in the incredible diversity of the animal world ? This question has been on quite a few scientists' lips for some time.The children will have to observe a variety of animals to check the presence or absence of defined characteristics such as hair, feathers, legs, fins. This game tests their observation skills and leads to a biological classification proposal.

Group size : Suitable for half-classes

 

Sound's workshops

 

Sounds from Antarctica

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 60 minutes

Description : Plunged into the dark, embark on an audio journey through Antarctica (animals, storm, ice,...). After each sound, the participants will try to determine its origin. Then, some photos are shown to the participants, to help them gather further information on each sound.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Sounds from Antarctica

Levels : Year 2 – Year 6

Length : 60 minutes

Description : Plunged into the dark, embark on an audio journey through Antarctica (animals, storm, ice,...). After each sound, the participants will try to determine its origin. Then, some photos are shown to the participants, to help them gather further information on each sound.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Secondary school workshops

 

Do birds of a feather flock together ?

Levels : Year 7 – Year 13

Length : 2 x 75 minutes

Description : How do we find our way in the incredible diversity of the animal world ? This question has been on quite a few scientists' lips for some time.  The children will have to observe a variety of animals to check the presence or absence of defined characteristics such as hair, feathers, legs, fins. This game tests their observation skills and leads to a biological classification proposal.

Group size : Suitable for half-classes

 

Natural selection : the game

Levels : Year 9 – Year 13

Length : 90 minutes

Description : Welcome to Beagle Island ! This remote island lost in the ocean hosts some strange animals. Life is not like a quiet flowing river there ! Rising temperatures, arrival of a new predator, meteorite fall... a multitude of events are constantly challenging the island's inhabitants. The only person you can rely on is yourself. Will you prove your resilience and survive ?

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Discover the jellyfish

Levels : Year 7 – Year 11

Length : 60 minutes

Description : Jellyfish are fascinating animals. Their body is made of 98% of water, and they have long tentacles to help them capture their preys. These planktonic animals drift in the oceans, moving passively with the currents. This workshop focuses on the jellyfish biology, on its diet, and on its role in the marine food chain. Observations are made possible through the handling of specimens (turtle, shark, …) from the Museum's collections.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Ecological walk

Levels : Year 7 – Year 13

Length : 60 minutes

Description : Le Havre city centre is made of the four types of rocks that form the crust of the Earth, through its pavings, curb-sides, wharfs, and buildings. Therefore, it is possible to mix the history of the city with the history of the Earth through an initiatory geological tour of the city.

Group size : Suitable for the whole class

 

Rhinoquiz

Levels : Year 7 – Year 9

Length : 1 hour

Go to discover three endangered species ! Do you know hippos, rhinos and elephants ? No ? Then come to participate to the Rhinoquiz to recognize their footprint, their cries but also their alimentation et many other things !

 

For all : commented visits

The exhibitions are free and open to all, reservations are required for groups.

The Museum proposes commented visits, according to your pedagogical project, please contact us.

The exhibitions are possible in sign language or foreign language (reservation required)

All information for your reservation are on the page “prepare your exhibition

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Muséum d'histoire naturelle
Place du Vieux Marché
76600 LE HAVRE
Phone : +33(0)2 35 41 37 28
museum@lehavre.fr

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to 2PM to 76PM

Closed on Monday and Thursday morning

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