Ages 7 – 11

The herbarium for plants containing tannin

Collaborative construction of a herbarium for plants containing tannin.


  • Developing sensory and emotional relationships with plants.
  • Discovering living materials collected in the gardens.
  • Experimenting with a technique involving pounding on fabric.

Skills developed:

  • Finding your way around a natural environment.
  • Collecting leaves with an artistic approach.
  • Observing, sorting and classifying materials to build a collection.

Length: 1.5 h
Price: 3 euros per child

Whose Leaf is This?

Making an ID card for a tree, in 3 dimensions.


  • Discovering the different tree varieties.

  • Experimenting with an impression technique.

Skills developed:

  • Being introduced to specialised terminology.
  • Using a simple identification key.
  • Developing your observation capabilities.
  • Identifying the most common trees by their leaves and fruit.
  • Using plants as media in artistic expression.

Length: 1.5 h

Price:  3 euros per child

The Geographers of Imaginary Worlds

Designing and making world maps and other maps.


  • Building the concept of space.
  • Finding your way around in space.

Skills developed:

  • Using terminology to describe space.
  • Knowing how to identify map codes.
  • Getting a basic understanding of the notion of scale.

Length: 2 h
Price3 euros per child

Ink in Every Colour

Making plant-based inks


  • Using empirical processes to reveal colours.
  • Making observations about dye plants.
  • Experimenting with the colouring possibilities of inks.

Skills developed:

  • Experimenting with the dyeing power of plants.
  • Using chemical compounds to reveal colours.
  • Preserving a trace of the experiments conducted.

Length: 2 h
Price: 3 euros per child

Kalei, Thauma, Zoe and Trope

Making a kaleidoscope


  • Introduction to the study of optical phenomena
  • Developing an approach to technology as an application of science.

Skills developed:

  • Understanding how motion gives life to images.
  • Experimenting with and handling unusual instruments.

Length: 2 h
Price4 euros per child

It’s All Fun and Games

Fun activity


  • “Playing to learn or learning to play”
  • Discovering popular games of the 18th century.
  • Playing with team spirit.

Skills developed:

  • Setting up strategies.
  • Developing physical and intellectual skills: agility, stamina and concentration
  • Acting with a civic-minded attitude

Length: 2 h
Price:  3.50 euros per child

A World of Bugs

Designing and making little insect hotels.


  • Developing a playful approach to entomology.
  • Making children aware of environmental citizenship.

Skills developed:

  • Using specific terminology to describe and compare different classes of insects.
  • Formulating hypotheses based on the observation of live insects.
  • Designing and building a specific shelter.
  • Making identity factsheets for the insects observed.

Length: 3 h
Price4 euros per child

A Pocket Garden

Making little aromatic plant gardens.


Discovering the signs of life in the plant world.

Skills developed:

  • Observing and identifying the characteristics of the plant kingdom.
  • Making interpretations.
  • Using classification criteria.

At the Museum:Expressing what students know about plants and experimenting with what they think they know.

At School:Observing the growth of plants and proposing new experiments to formulate hypotheses.

Length:2 h
Price: 3 euros per child


Making and using black ink and writing instruments.


  • Developing a technical and aesthetic approach to writing.
  • Fostering imagination and creativity.

Skills developed:

  • Introduction to the history of writing.
  • Using chemical compounds to make ink.
  • Identifying and using writing models.
  • Using unusual instruments: reed pens, goose and other quills, ink brushes, glass pens, and more.

Length: 2 h
Price:  3.50 euros per child


 Making magic tools and accessories.


  • Discovering the world of illusion.
  • Developing a scientific approach to magic.
  • Fostering critical thinking.

Skills developed:

  • Experimentation and hands-on practice, to develop fine motor skills and dexterity.
  • Formulating hypotheses to implement a scientific approach.

Length: 2 h
Price:  4 euros per child

Building Houses

Making models of the Vosges houses in the village of Waldersbach.


  • Finding your way around in space.
  • Progressing from a drawing to a scale model.

Skills developed:

  • Using a drawing of a geometric shape.
  • Verifying axes of symmetry.
  • Estimating measurements.
  • Getting a basic understanding of the notion of scale.
  • Describing geometric shapes and identifying them.
  • Introduction to architecture and its specific terminology.

Length: 2.5 h – 2 h in the classroom and 30 minutes in the village to find the various houses corresponding to the models built.
Price: 3 euros per child