For this beginning of the year, the National Museum of Costa Rica (MNCR) offers 13 holiday workshops, which combine the virtual or face to face modality, at its headquarters, the former Cuartel Bellavista.
The holiday workshops will start on Monday 11 January and last until Friday 22 January.
In their virtual mode, the workshops will be programmed on the National Museum’s Facebook platform, the YouTube channel and the website www.museocostarica.go.cr, where the public will also be able to find in advance the list of materials and moulds they will need to print.
The workshops will be held in the gardens of the MNCR and will be subject to a strict control of capacity and health measures. In order to carry out this control, it will be necessary to register beforehand by e-mail: [email protected]
How can I register for the face-to-face mode?
-Registrations will be received between 4 and 7 January 2021 and attendance will be confirmed from 8 January. The first people to send in an application form will be considered, strictly in accordance with the capacity allowed for each workshop.
-A maximum of two people will be registered by email.
-The full name and age of the person registering must be included, as well as a contact telephone number.
-Priority will be given to bringing the workshop to minors in the range established for the activity.
-Only one accompanying person will be allowed for every two minors.
-The accompanying adult may not participate in the workshop.
-You must introduce yourself at least 15 minutes before the workshop starts. 10 minutes after the start of the workshop, no participants will be received.
-Only registered and confirmed persons can participate.
-All persons must wear the mask correctly throughout the workshop.
How can I participate in the virtual mode?
-All those who wish to participate can do so from home.
-The list of materials and moulds needed for the workshops can be found at www.museocostarica.go.cr
Offer | Holiday workshops 2021
1.The Butterfly Garden (Presential) Monday, January 11, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Aimed at people from 5 to 7 years of age. Maximum capacity: 20 people Dynamic: A tour of the garden where participants will have the chance to learn about the variety of butterflies, their diet, their life cycle, as well as the ideal environment to attract and feed them. Once the tour is over, the participants will make a craft alluding to butterflies
2.Metamorphosis (Virtual) Monday 11 January 10 a.m. National Museum’s Facebook and YouTube platforms In the workshop, participants will learn about the importance of the National Museum’s butterfly farm and make a beautiful craft related to the changes that butterflies undergo during metamorphosis. Format: Video tutorial Materials:
- PDF models for printing
- 6 sheets of white cardboard
- Rubber in bars
3.Flying in the dark: Costa Rican night birds (Presencial) Tuesday January 12, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Aimed at people from 8 to 10 years old. Maximum capacity: 20 people Dynamic: Participants will take a tour of the exhibition “Masters of the Night: Nocturnal Fauna”, where they will learn about the way of life of nocturnal birds, and then make a craft alluding to a nocturnal bird.
4.Origami. Marine figures (Virtual) Wednesday 13 January 2021 2 p.m. National Museum’s Facebook and YouTube platforms. During the workshop, participants will learn about the importance of the sea and its organisms and will make, step by step, three marine animal figures in the origami technique.
5.Small giants: Insects (face to face) Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Aimed at people from 8 to 12 years old. Maximum capacity: 20 people Dynamic: Participants will take part in a tour of the “Masters of the Night: Nocturnal Fauna” exhibition, where they will learn about the way nocturnal insects live, and then make a craft alluding to an insect.
6.Our allies of air, earth and water: Birds in Origami (virtual) Friday, January 15th, 2021 10 a.m. Aimed at people 7 years of age and older. It will be done through the Microsoft Teams platform, this link will be published on the National Museum’s website. Dynamics: Participants will make origami figures, inspired by the “Nests and Eggs” exhibition as part of the Paseo de los Museos programme. Instructor: Lidieth Calvo, UNED.
7.Reptiles and amphibians through the cameras (Face to Face) Friday 15th January 2021 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Aimed at people over 15 years of age Maximum capacity: 15 people. Dynamics: tour of the exhibition “Masters of the Night: nocturnal fauna, where participants will share with the curator how to take photographs without causing harm to nocturnal reptiles and amphibians.
8.A walk through history (Face-to-face) Monday 18 January 2021 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aimed at people over 15 years of age Maximum capacity: 15 people. Dynamics: in the company of historian, Gabriela Villalobos, participants will visit the History of Costa Rica room, where they will explore, through objects and images, key moments experienced by Costa Rican society. After the tour, participants will have the opportunity to live the virtual experience “El 48”.
9.The art of painting the typical carts (Presential) Tuesday 19th January 2021 Two possible times:
- 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; aimed at adults
- 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; aimed at children aged 8 to 12. Maximum capacity: 25 people in each workshop Dynamic: In each workshop the history of the boyo and the cart will be shared with the attendees; it is recalled that this activity was fundamental to the daily life of many Costa Rican families and was key to the economy and development of the country at the time. Afterwards, participants will paint a typical cart wheel, with the support of painting masters from the Bonilla de Sarchí family.
10.Insects: Small giants (Virtual) Wednesday 20 January 2021 2 p.m. Facebook, YouTube and National Museum website platforms In this workshop, the public will learn what an insect is and why they are important; when they appeared on earth, what their most important characteristics are, in what habitats we can find them and what contributions they generate. The practical part aims to show, in a creative way, which are the most common members of each group of insects, for which a puppet is made in the shape of a butterfly, a bug, a ladybird, a fly and a bee, with easily available materials.
11.Night adventure with mammals (Presential) Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Aimed at people from 8 to 12 years of age Maximum capacity: 15 people Dynamic: A night-time experience in the middle of the day will be what workshop participants will experience. They will get to know the magnificent world of nocturnal mammals, with the aim of discovering, getting to know and protecting this unknown nocturnal environment. As a complement to the visit, we will have the activity of listening to audios to identify nocturnal mammals.
12.Discover the “Masters of the Night” (Virtual) Thursday 21 January 2021 1 p.m. Facebook, YouTube and National Museum website platforms Format: dynamic video tutorial: During the workshop, participants will learn about the contribution of nocturnal animals, and then make a small mobile sculpture in the shape of a raccoon.
13.Virtual game: escape zone “El Testamento de don Anastasio” (Virtual) Friday 22 January 2021 10 a.m. Aimed at: Family groups (with children who know how to read and write) Dynamics: Through an online game, participants will enter into a very fun activity, where they will have to solve a series of riddles and puzzles. They will learn about the life of Anastasio Alfaro, one of the first naturalists in the country and a very important character in the foundation and development of the National Museum of Costa Rica. Format: Digital/physical Materials
- PDF document to print