GROUPS – FOR CHILDREN – TMS BISTRA2019-10-16T12:59:10+02:00

Activities for children in TMS Bistra

GUIDED TOURS

As the museum is, with its abundance of various artefacts, very extensive both in content and size, we advise you to limit your visit to only a few collections. Leave some for your next visit. Guided groups are limited to 25 persons. Guided tours for school groups are 90 minutes long, their duration can be reduced by request.
Prior reservations for guided tours are mandatory and must be done at least a week before visiting. Guided tours can be combined with a WORKSHOP of your choice.

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Guided tours
Grade Price/person
Guided tours of collections For pre-school, primary and secondary school children 25 eur/group
Guided tours with worksheets Suitable for primary school children 25 eur/group
Guided tours of forest natural trail Suitable for primary and secondary school children 15eur/group + entrance fee
Ljubljansko barje educational trail Suitable for children in the second and third thriad and secondary school children 15eur/group + entrance fee
Thematic guided tours/Guided tours of temporary exhibitions 15 eur/group
Programmes for gifted students Suitable for children in the third thriad and secondary school children
Natural science and technical excursions Suitable for elementary schools and field trips

WORKSHOPS

We offer creative and educational workshops for children of various age groups, which relate to the museum’s contents and are done under the guidance our museum guides. The workshops are 30 to 60 minutes long.

Workshop Grade Price/person
Wooden tree Appropriate for pre-school children 2,00 €
Glider for children Appropriate for pre-school children and students 1st and 2nd grade 1,00 €
Parachutist Appropriate for pre-school children and 1st through 3rd grade 1,00 €
Sailing boat Appropriate for pre-school children and 1st through 3rd grade 1,00 €
Making candles from beeswax foundations Appropriate for pre-school children and 1st through 3rd grade 2,50 €
Bread making Appropriate for pre-school children and up through 5th grade 1,50  €
Printing your initials Appropriate for 1st through 6th grade 1,00 €
Making of dragonfly Appropriate for 1st through 6th grade 1,00 €
Making of a kaleidoscope Appropriate for 3rd through 6th grade 1,50 €
Beehive panels Appropriate for 3rd through 7th grade 1,00 €
Weaving workshop Appropriate for 4rd through 9th grade 1,00 €
Thread graphics Appropriate for 4rd through 9th grade 1,00 €
World of spinning tops Appropriate for 1st through 9th grade 1,00 €
Platonic solids Appropriate for 4th through 9th grade 1,00 €
Woodpecker Appropriate for 5th through 8th grade 1,00 €
Roman abacus Appropriate for 5th through 9th grade 1,50€
New: Rotating ring Appropriate for 5th through 9th grade and secondary school children 1,00€
Periscope Appropriate for 6th through 9th grade 3,00 €
Make your own footstool Appropriate for 6th through 9th grade 5,00 €
Making of balsa dragonfly Appropriate for 7th through 9th grade 1,50 €
Making of depron airplane/Flying wing Appropriate for 7th through 9th grade 1,00 €
Solar cooker Appropriate for 7th through 9th grade and secondary school children 1,50 €
Bird house Appropriate for 6th through 9th grade 4,0 €
Oloid Appropriate for 7th through 9th grade and secondary school children 1,00  €
Electrical engineering workshop Appropriate for 8th through 9th grade and secondary school children 1,00 €
Making of balsa airplane Appropriate for 7th through 9th grade and secondary school children 1,50 €
Making of a measuring device Appropriate for 8th through 9th grade and secondary school children 1,00 €
Alarm Appropriate for 8th through 9th grade and secondary school children 1,00 €
Building molecules with  Zometool elements Appropriate for 8th through 9th grade and secondary school children 2,00 €

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DEMONSTRATIONS

To further enrich and improve the teaching curriculum we also prepared demonstrations for various age groups. These are done with our guidance and are about 30 to 45 minutes long.

Demonstrations Price/group
Demonstrations of Jurij – Georg Vega’s pulleys, wheels and axles Suitable for 7th to 9th grade and secondary school children 1€ per pupil (in a group of 20-28) or 20,00 € per group (group of less than 20)
Demonstration of Nikola Tesla’s
experiments
Suitable for 8th to 9th grade and secondary school children 1€ per pupil (in a group of 20-28) or 20,00 € per group (group of less than 20)

DAYS OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

The Technical Museum of Slovenia first presented the “Days of Science & Engineering” programme in 2002. This event was a collaboration between the museum and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, and due to the huge interest from visitors as well as participating partners (faculties, associations, schools, firms) the project was extended.

The main objective is to popularise science and engineering and promote its study in young people, demonstrating the many possible applications and combining both theoretical knowledge with practice.

At the same time, we want to relate past achievements to those of today using the museum collections and offer a glimpse into the future. The Monday to Friday programme is primarily intended for school children/students and their teachers, whilst Sundays are for individuals and families who wish to become more familiar with the interesting world of science and engineering.

In 2018 and 2019, the Museum anticipates that it will host the following events: Days of Metrology and Day of Innovators (in April), Days of Electrical Engineering (in May), Days of Mechanical Engineering (in September), and Days of Physics (in October). In the TMS unit, the Museum of Post & Telecommunications, which is housed in Polhov Gradec, will also host the Days of Graphics and Days of Computer Science in November.

 Days of metrology from Tuesday, 31. 3., until Friday, 3. 4. 2020 9 a.m.–1 p.m.* (working week) Suitable for 5th to 9th grade and secondary school children TMS and Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Days of electrical engineering from Tuesday, 5. 5., until Friday, 8. 5. 2020 9 a.m.–1 p.m.* (working week) For pre-school, primary and secondary school children TMS and Faculty for electrical engineering UL
Motorized past, demonstration of propulsion machines from Tuesday, 2. 6., until Friday, 5. 6. 2020 9 a.m.–1 p.m.* (working week) For pre-school, primary and secondary school children TMS and Silvo Čemažar
Days of mechanical engineering from Tuesday, 25. 9., until Friday, 28. 9. 2019 9 a.m.–4 p.m.* (working week) Suitable for 7th to 9th grade and secondary school children TMS and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering UL
Days of physics  from Tuesday, 23. 10., until Friday, 26. 10. 2019 9 a.m.–1 p.m.* (working week) Suitable for 7th to 9th grade and secondary school children TMS, Faculty of Education UL, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics UM,  Maribor Technical school center

Can be viewed with the purchase of the museum ticket.

For primary school children the museum also organises natural or technical science days, and kids are also invited to join our creative workshops during the holidays or spend in summer a week in our company on one-day holiday activities.

You can apply by phone (+386 1 750 66 72), mobile phone +386 31 583 461) or e-mail: programi@tms.si

PROGRAMMES FOR KINDERGARTENS

Meeting point of the past, present and future ...

You are welcome to bring children into the green and educational environment offered by the Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra. We have prepared interesting programs that are specifically tailored for preschool children. They will learn about the rich heritage in a fun, playful and at the same time informative way. The thematic tours of collections and practical workshops will encourage their curiosity, curiosity and creativity. Children will learn about how their  grandmothers and grandfathers lived, what tools and machines did they use and which means of transport.

Planning a visit: You can choose only the guided tour or just for the workshop. Combination of the two provides comprehensive, affordable and effective way to learn about the museum. Guided tour begins with a motivational introduction, followed by the main section with interesting stories and ends with the completion of thematic workshops. Depending on the topics we have prepared a few suggestions. The program can be tailored to your needs and desires.

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Price list
Admission for preschoolers: free
Guided tour: 25 € / group of up to 22 children, lasting up to 45 minutes
Each workshop: 1 € / child (Baking bread: € 1.50; Painting wooden magnets: 2,00 ; Designing candles € 2.50), duration of up to 45 minutes
The combination of  guided tour and workshop: 40 € / group of up to 22 children, lasting up to 90 minutes
Target group: children aged 4 to 5 years (with the help of teachers)

Contact: 

phone: 01/750 66 72
mobile phone: 031/​​583461
e-mail: programi@tms.si

ACTIVITIES AT YOUR SCHOOL

During the winter months, as the museum is closed between January and March due to unheated areas, workshops can be organised at your school by prior arrangement. We prepared a full spectre of workshops for school groups, adapted to various age groups and teaching curricula.
Students can weave a bracelet, test their skills with thread and needle, make a kaleidoscope, a ballerina, measure the height of a chosen object with a measuring device, or test how far a paper flying wing plane can glide …
Below are some suggestions for the workshops. By prior arrangement we can also perform all other workshops that are not limited to our location:

Workshop Suitable for grade duration (min) price (€)/person
Colourful world of spinning tops 1.-5. 45 1,00
Making of dragonfly 1.-6. 45 1,00
Parachutist 2.-5. 45 1,00
Woodpecker 4.-9. 45 1,00
Roman abacus 5.-9. 60 1,50
Beehive panels 4.-6. 45 1,00
Making of a kaleidoscope 4.-6. 45 1,50
Flying wing/ Making of depron airplane 4.-7. 30 1,00
Weaving workshop 4.-9. 45 1,00
Thread graphics 4.-9. 45 1,00
Platonic solids 4.-9. 45 1,00
Make your own footstool 6.-9. 90 5,00
Making of balsa dragonfly 7.-9. 60 1,50
Making of balsa airplane 7.-9. 75 1,50
Making of a measuring device 8.-9. 45 1,00

By prior arrangement we can do all the other workshops, we organise in the museum as well.

For further information, please call: +386 1 750 66 72 or write to us at: programi@tms.si.