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Zoological Museum

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    Department of Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College

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The Zoological Museum, located in the heart of Trinity College Dublin, is home to some 25,000 specimens and also live animal displays. It is one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Open every day in the Summer, June to August.

The Zoological Museum offers an interactive experience to visitors, providing the opportunity to hold a narwhal tusk, size up a hippo's skull and peer through the jaws of a great white shark.

Also featured are the delicate glass artworks of sea creatures crafted by father and son team Leopold and Rudolf Blascka in the 19th century.

Open every day in Summer, June to August, 10.30am to 4pm.
(Different from the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum.)

The Zoological Museum is near the sculpture ‘Apples and Atoms’ that was designed by Eilís O’Connell who was inspired by photographs of the apparatus used to split the atom.

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