Educational Offering for the Family

Learning on Saturday

Educational activities dedicated to children from 6 to 11 years old are held on Saturday afternoon.

 

Young Scientists’ Saturdays

These workshops take place in the museum galleries in order to discover and learn about several issues around the field of natural sciences, starting with the paleontological collections. Children will be assisted by a museum educator while experiencing many activities related to the world of fossils.

For a more complete description of the workshops go to  Events.

  • Meeting place: the Museum, 4:15 pm.
  • Duration: 1 hour (activities end at 5:30 pm.)
  • When: third and fourth Saturday of select months
  • Age: 6-11 years old
  • Cost: 5.00 € per student

Learning with fossils

This workshop takes children through the museum’s galleries to discover and learn about fossils. Students will be guided by a museum educator during the simulation of a paleontological excavation and, after the study of the finds, they will be involved in a mysterious “fossil hunt”.

  • Meeting place: the Museum, 4:15 pm.
  • Duration: 1 hour (activities end at 5 pm.)
  • Days: third and fourth Saturday of select months (normally from January to May)
  • Age: 6-11 years old
  • Cost: 5.00 € per student

Learning with Minerals

This workshop takes children through the museum’s galleries to discover and learn about minerals. Children will be assisted by a museum educator during digital microscopic observations; they will analize and study the classification of rocks and minerals and, after the laboratory, there will be a visit focusing on a specific topic at the museum.

  • Meeting place: the Museum, 4:15 pm.
  • Duration: 1 hour (activities end at 5 pm.)
  • Days: third and fourth Saturday of select months (normally from January to May)
  • Age: 6-11 years old
  • Cost: 5.00 € per student

Learning at the Park

This workshop takes place at the Sandro Pertini park in Ovada in order to show young students the main characteristics of the natural world. They will become familiar with plants, animal footprints and other similar topics.

  • Meeting place: the Museum, 3:30 pm.
  • Duration: 1 hour (activities end at 5 pm. at the park)
  • Days: third and fourth Saturday of select months (normally May and June)
  • Age: 6-11 years old
  • Cost: 5.00 € per student

 

Celebrating your Birthday at the Museum

 

Celebrate your birthday at the museum and discover yourself and your friends as brilliant scientists!

Children can celebrate their birthday at the museum with a program package which includes a workshop of your choice and the birthday party!

Packages on offer:

MINERALAB

Our young geologists will get to know rocks and crystals by studying minerals. It includes a playful workshop dealing with search and is followed by a “mineral hunt” through the museum’s galleries.

FOSSILAB

A travel back in time will allow the next generation of paleontologists to discover the most ancient history of our territory. They will have the opportunity to learn about both big and small organisms of the past which lived in the ancient sea of the Monferrato area. It includes a playful workshop dealing with search, followed by a “fossil hunt” at the museum.

NATURLAB

Let’s start discovering the city parks, learning how to recognize the plants and animals that surround us. It includes a visit to the Pertini Park in Ovada and a playful workshop.

  • Meeting place: the Museum
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Ages: 6-11 years old
  • Number of participants: 20 max.(participants must be accompanied by a parent)
  • Cost: 120,00 € – Includes: MINERALAB/FOSSILAB/NATURLAB (a workshop of your choice) + BIRTHDAY PARTY (museum tour, workshop, 2 educators and place for the party – food is provided by the family.)

Gifts to all young participants!

Booking and information: Associazione Calappilia, mobile: +39 340 274 8989, e-mail: museomaini@comune.ovada.al.it

Download the ‘Birthday at the Museum’ Card

You can access the dates of the next scheduled birthday parties by clicking on Events on the museum’s home page.

 


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