Educational programs for the school year 2016-2017

The Acropolis Museum is providing educational programs and activities for students in both primary and secondary school, for the year 2016-2017. Its programs aim to bring schools and students into close contact with ancient Greek civilization and the Museum exhibits.

Educational programs for schools are available in Greek. Overseas schools - Greek schools abroad and foreign schools - can book for specific educational programs upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr) at least one month prior to the desired date of visit. These programs can be given either in Greek or in English, only on Friday (more information can be found in the section EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR OVERSEAS SCHOOLS).

KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS

In the garden with the Museum’s animals
Domesticated, wild and imaginary creatures of the animal kingdom of the ancients appear on the Museum’s artworks. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s plants
The presence of plants in ancient Greek art and myth reflects their significant, age-old place in the lives of people. Using different senses, students acquire an understanding of the plants of the garden and of objects in the Museum’s collection, such as the olive tree, the laurel, the cypress, the saffron plant, the persimmon and others. Read more...

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Visit to the oracle of Dodona (This program will be held until 31/3/2017)
How did the ancients see the future? How did the most ancient oracle of Greece operate? What form, symbols and role did Zeus, its chief god, have? What was the significance there of certain sounds and an impressive oak tree? Students will search for remarkable details among the splendid exhibits from the temple of Zeus at Dodona and discover unexpected moments in the lives of people. Read more...

The Parthenon Sculpture
The goal of this educational program, which takes place in the Parthenon Gallery, is to encourage students to explore and interpret the Parthenon and its sculpture. Read more...

Olympian Riddles: Searching for the Ancient Gods in the Acropolis Museum
Starting with the depiction of the Olympian Gods on the Parthenon east frieze and pediment, students will search for the ancient gods throughout the Museum galleries. Read more...

Temples: The Houses of the Gods…
The houses of the gods – temples as archaeologists refer to them – fascinated people in the past and still do in the present. This program is designed to familiarize students with the particularly complex subject of ancient Greek architecture. Read more...

In dialogue with the artefacts
The aim of this educational program is the discovery of the multifaceted importance of the Museum’s artefacts, with the help of Archaeologist-Hosts inside the Museum galleries. Read more...

A Trip through Time with the Acropolis
Based on the masterpieces of the Museum, students take part in a voyage through the history of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis. Read more...

The Sculpture and Color Workshop
With the help of the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts, students will observe the sculptural masterpieces of the Archaic Gallery and will examine, through various visual aids, their invaluable traces of color. Read more...

Statues become alive in your own creations
This is a mobile workshop centered around the Archaic Acropolis Gallery whose aim is to approach human creation in its context. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s animals
Domesticated, wild and imaginary creatures of the animal kingdom of the ancients appear on the Museum’s artworks. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s plants
The presence of plants in ancient Greek art and myth reflects their significant, age-old place in the lives of people. Using different senses, students acquire an understanding of the plants of the garden and of objects in the Museum’s collection, such as the olive tree, the laurel, the cypress, the saffron plant, the persimmon and others. Read more...

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Visit to the oracle of Dodona (This program will be held until 31/3/2017)
How did the ancients see the future? How did the most ancient oracle of Greece operate? What form, symbols and role did Zeus, its chief god, have? What was the significance there of certain sounds and an impressive oak tree? Students will search for remarkable details among the splendid exhibits from the temple of Zeus at Dodona and discover unexpected moments in the lives of people. Read more...

The Parthenon Sculpture
The goal of this educational program, which takes place in the Parthenon Gallery, is to encourage students to explore and interpret the Parthenon and its sculpture. Read more...

Temples: The Houses of the Gods…
The houses of the gods – temples as archaeologists refer to them – fascinated people in the past and still do in the present. This program is designed to familiarize students with the particularly complex subject of ancient Greek architecture. Read more...

In dialogue with the artefacts
The aim of this educational program is the discovery of the multifaceted importance of the Museum’s artefacts, with the help of Archaeologist-Hosts inside the Museum galleries. Read more...

A Trip through Time with the Acropolis
Based on the masterpieces of the Museum, students take part in a voyage through the history of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis. Read more...

The Exhibits Through Your Own Eyes
The personal world of the students will play a leading role in a hunt of observation and inspiration among the exhibits on the first floor of the Museum. Read more...

The Sculpture and Color Workshop
With the help of the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts, students will observe the sculptural masterpieces of the Archaic Gallery and will examine, through various visual aids, their invaluable traces of color. Read more...

Statues become alive in your own creations
This is a mobile workshop centered around the Archaic Acropolis Gallery whose aim is to approach human creation in its context.Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s animals
Domesticated, wild and imaginary creatures of the animal kingdom of the ancients appear on the Museum’s artworks. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s plants
The presence of plants in ancient Greek art and myth reflects their significant, age-old place in the lives of people. Using different senses, students acquire an understanding of the plants of the garden and of objects in the Museum’s collection, such as the olive tree, the laurel, the cypress, the saffron plant, the persimmon and others. Read more...

In the Heart of the Museum
An educational activity in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery that aims to familiarize students with the significance and operation of the Museum. Students will see the exhibit through their own eyes and from different angles. Read more...

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Visit to the oracle of Dodona (This program will be held until 31/3/2017)
How did the ancients see the future? How did the most ancient oracle of Greece operate? What form, symbols and role did Zeus, its chief god, have? What was the significance there of certain sounds and an impressive oak tree? Students will search for remarkable details among the splendid exhibits from the temple of Zeus at Dodona and discover unexpected moments in the lives of people. Read more...

In dialogue with the artefacts
The aim of this educational program is the discovery of the multifaceted importance of the Museum’s artefacts, with the help of Archaeologist-Hosts inside the Museum galleries. Read more...

A Trip through Time with the Acropolis
Based on the masterpieces of the Museum, students take part in a voyage through the history of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis. Read more...

The Exhibits Through Your Own Eyes
The personal world of the students will play a leading role in a hunt of observation and inspiration among the exhibits on the first floor of the Museum. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s animals
Domesticated, wild and imaginary creatures of the animal kingdom of the ancients appear on the Museum’s artworks. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s plants
The presence of plants in ancient Greek art and myth reflects their significant, age-old place in the lives of people. Using different senses, students acquire an understanding of the plants of the garden and of objects in the Museum’s collection, such as the olive tree, the laurel, the cypress, the saffron plant, the persimmon and others. Read more...

The Sculpture and Color Workshop
With the help of the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts, students will observe the sculptural masterpieces of the Archaic Acropolis Gallery and will examine, through various visual aids, their invaluable traces of color. Read more...

In the Heart of the Museum
An educational activity in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery that aims to familiarize students with the significance and operation of the Museum. Students will see the exhibit through their own eyes and from different angles. Read more...

Contests: Action and Spectacle
Competition seems to play an important role in the life and art of both the ancient and the modern world. Read more...

Children, teenagers, young
The child who is born, the boy who becomes an adolescent, the adolescent who becomes a man, the girl who gradually progresses towards wedded life. Read more...

Ancient Faces and You
With the help of our Archaeologist-Hosts, students will become acquainted with the world and secrets of the portrait from the perspective of both the artist and the viewer. Read more...

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR OVERSEAS SCHOOLS

Overseas schools - Greek schools abroad and foreign schools - can book for the following educational programs depending on availability, upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr) at least one month prior to the desired date of visit. These programs can be given either in Greek or in English, only on Friday:

Visit to the oracle of Dodona (This program will be held until 31/3/2017)
How did the ancients see the future? How did the most ancient oracle of Greece operate? What form, symbols and role did Zeus, its chief god, have? What was the significance there of certain sounds and an impressive oak tree? Students will search for remarkable details among the splendid exhibits from the temple of Zeus at Dodona and discover unexpected moments in the lives of people. Read more...

A Trip through Time with the Acropolis
Based on the masterpieces of the Museum, students take part in a voyage through the history of the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis. Read more...

The Exhibits Through Your Own Eyes
The personal world of the students will play a leading role in a hunt of observation and inspiration among the exhibits on the first floor of the Museum. Read more...

In dialogue with the artefacts
The aim of this educational program is the discovery of the multifaceted importance of the Museum’s artefacts, with the help of Archaeologist-Hosts inside the Museum galleries. Read more...

The Sculpture and Color Workshop
With the help of the Museum’s Archaeologist-Hosts, students will observe the sculptural masterpieces of the Archaic Acropolis Gallery and will examine, through various visual aids, their invaluable traces of color. Read more...

Statues become alive in your own creations
This is a mobile workshop centered around the Archaic Acropolis Gallery whose aim is to approach human creation in its context. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s animals
Domesticated, wild and imaginary creatures of the animal kingdom of the ancients appear on the Museum’s artworks. Read more...

In the garden with the Museum’s plants
The presence of plants in ancient Greek art and myth reflects their significant, age-old place in the lives of people. Using different senses, students acquire an understanding of the plants of the garden and of objects in the Museum’s collection, such as the olive tree, the laurel, the cypress, the saffron plant, the persimmon and others. Read more...

In the Heart of the Museum
An educational activity in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery that aims to familiarize students with the significance and operation of the Museum. Students will see the exhibit through their own eyes and from different angles. Read more...

Contests: Action and Spectacle
Competition seems to play an important role in the life and art of both the ancient and the modern world. Read more...

Children, teenagers, young
The child who is born, the boy who becomes an adolescent, the adolescent who becomes a man, the girl who gradually progresses towards wedded life. Read more...

Ancient Faces and You
With the help of our Archaeologist-Hosts, students will become acquainted with the world and secrets of the portrait from the perspective of both the artist and the viewer. Read more...

Independent school visits

On a daily basis, the Museum receives approximately 50 students every hour. It is necessary for school groups to be accompanied by at least 2 teachers. For school group reservations, please telephone the Group Bookings on +30 210 9000903, from Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m or email your request on schoolbookingsattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr. School groups without a reservation risk being unable to enter the Museum.

Guided tours are not available through the Museum. The Museum suggests the Seminar for Teachers, which outlines a proposed tour that teachers can follow when accompanying students during a school visit. Additionally, the Museum suggests the following independent school visit plans:

Museum trail ‘The Parthenon sculptures in the Acropolis Museum’

Seminars for Teachers

The seminar for teachers addresses educators from all school levels and provides information on the educational programs offered by the Museum. The seminar outlines a proposed tour that teachers can follow when accompanying students during a school visit.
 
The seminar for teachers is held in Greek. It can also be given in English, on agreement by telephone only on +30 210 9239186, from Monday to Friday, 12 noon until 2 p.m.

Past educational programs

A journey to Samothrace (September - December 2015)
Samothrace' s ancient gods, myths, sanctuaries and people arrived at the Acropolis Museum. Students will visit the past of this mysterious island, from one edge to the other and they will discover its landscapes, its soundscapes and its ancient people. Read more...