Exploring Sea Science

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Exploring Sea Science2020-07-10T07:55:22+01:00

While schools are closed, we are bringing our popular Sea Science Gallery, (a collaboration between Galway City Museum and the Marine Institute) online for the first time ever! Here, we bring you entertaining activities and videos that can help you explore our beautiful and precious marine environment and learn all sorts of new marine facts.

See below our fact sheets and worksheets covering topics about the science of the sea – from plankton to plastic pollution; from ocean depths to ocean species. Print out the sheets, get informed, play bingo, do word searches and enjoy the virtual Sea Science Gallery!

There is a resource hub linking you to the Marine Institute and their new Oceans of Learning outreach programme as well as many more resources surrounding the marine environment.

When you complete the activities tag us with the hashtag #exploringseascience and share on facebook, instagram and twitter.


Our Ocean Resource

Real Map of Ireland

Who Eats Who

Our Fishery Species

Habitat & Marine Life in Galway Bay

Ocean Currents

Blue Whale

Deepwater Ecosystems

Life in a drop of Seawater

Making a Chart

Plastic & Biodegradation

Marine Science Resource Hub

Marine Institute: Explorers Education Programme


Marine Institute: Oceans of Learning


Galway Atlantaquaria: Rockpools another world to explore, Colouring Book


INFOMAR: Explore the seabed.


Ocean Research and Conservation Ireland: Meet a Marine Biologist Mondays



Something Fishy: Online Education


SDG Academy: SDG 14, Life Below Water, One Planet One Ocean Online Course



Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots; 10am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.  Admission remains FREE but visitors will now require a ticket for their visit. Tickets can be booked online by visiting galwaycitymuseum.ie and will need to be presented either in printed format or on mobile phones at the main entrance to the museum.  In light of Covid-19 the number of visitors will be strictly controlled and those attending will have to adhere to correct social distancing and health and safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment.

For any further information contact museum@galwaycity.ie or phone +353 (0)91 532 460. 
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