In accordance with our museum’s approved covid19 lockdown operational plan the operation times at our museum are as follows: During the week the museum is opened to the public from 09:00 to 16:45. On Saturdays and public holidays it is opened from 09:00 to 16:00 and Sundays from 09:00 to 13:00. The museum is operated under strict level 1 lockdown rules and regulations. For example, visitors without masks are denied entry to the premises. Visitors’ temperature is tested and those who have 38°C or more are not allowed to enter the premises. The caravel is closed until further notice. The aquarium touch tank at the Shell Museum is operated like other tanks, visitors are not allowed to touch the animals. Only 100 visitors per building are allowed at a time.
FOSSIL EDUCATION PROGRAMME : (CURRICULUM-BASED)
Duration of programme: 1 hour.
Target group: Grade 5/6/7
Learning area: Social Sciences
The learners first start with a theoretical powerpoint presentation in the Education centre. During the lesson the learners can touch and feel real fossils. Another highlight is the hands-on explanation of fossil formation using clay and shells. This is also a very popular programme at the museum.