EPIC Emigration Museum in Dublin’s Docklands has been busy lately getting ready for Easter. The Explorers Camps are all set for children 6 – 12 years to take part from 19-21 April. EPIC has also produced a map of the Docklands in Ukrainian for our unexpected visitors.
Easter Explorers at EPIC – Discover Docklands in Ukrainian
The EPIC Explorer Camps, led by an experienced facilitator, will explore a different theme related to explorers each day. Children will discover the history of the Irish diaspora through intriguing stories and fun facts, before using their creativity to complete a series of fun and creative activities.
Designed to get kids engaging with their environment afresh, they will explore the Antarctic with Ernest Shackleton, journey through space with Neil Armstrong and follow Nellie Bly as she travels around the world in 72 days.
19 April: Female Explorers
Travel the world with activities inspired by the adventures of wildlife experts like Liz Bonnin and explorers like Elizabeth La Blond and explorer Nelly Bly.
20 April: Polar Explorers
Grab your jacket, hat and scarf for this chilly workshop where we explore the polar regions, based on the exploits of Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean.
21 April: Space Explorers
The Irish have travelled everywhere, but what would an Irish colony be like in space? Follow in the moonwalk of Irish space experts like Neil Armstrong and Norah Pattern to experience life on another planet. Details of the Explorer Camps and how to book is here.
Dublin Docklands Adventure Trail in Ukrainian
EPIC -(Every Person Is Connected) – has had the Dublin Docklands Activity Trail Pack translated into Ukrainian for our unexpected visitors. Many of the new arrivals into Ireland are women with children and may be looking for activities over the Easter school holidays.
The trail is suitable for families with children from 4 to 14, this free Explorers activity trail will introduce people to Dublin’s history and landmarks. Over four pages, families take a walk around the Docklands area.
It will bring them from the award-winning Irish Emigration museum to the Diving Bell, Ireland’s smallest museum, through a 200 year old Arch and on a hunt for the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley.
The trail has engaging activities for children to complete. It will help them get a sense of the city they are in and may be a fun weekend exercise. It can be collected at the Visitor Desk in EPIC or downloaded here.