Destination Olympia

WHAT?

A workshop and/or visit that allow(s) the participants to learn the secrets of Olympia, starting with the ancient Olympic Games and the legacy that they left. Pupils/children discover ways of reconstructing the past, from archaeological digs to experimental archaeology. In order to understand the sports on the programme, they compare the sports equipment of the first athletes with today’s equipment, and imitate the sporting scenes painted on the vases.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Recommended ages: 4-6 years old* / 7-10 years old / 11-13 years old / 14-15 years old

(* For this age group, we only recommend the workshop)

The activity leader adapts the language/content depending on the age of the pupils/children.

WHEN?

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

FORMAT

  • 45-minute workshop in one of the educational areas

Option to combine the workshop with:

  • Self-guided tour or 45-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition

WHAT’S ON OFFER:

A guided tour of the permanent exhibition

  • Pupils learn about the modern Olympic Games: the sports on the programme, the athletes who made their mark on history, and how equipment has developed.
  • The tour continues with a journey back in time to the origins of the Olympic Games, in Greece, in the ancient world.

A themed workshop

Children handle objects and place themselves in various situations. They:

  • Discover ways of reconstructing the past, from archaeological digs to experimental archaeology.
  • Compare ancient sports equipment to the modern equivalent.
  • Imitate the images on vases and sculptures to learn how to decipher them.
  • Understand the link between mythology and history.

PRICE?

  • As of 1 January 2021, all our educational programmes are free of charge for those under the age of 16 (admission, visit and workshop if desired and available).

To book

 Pre-reservation form

TOM resources available on this topic:

 “The Olympic Games in Antiquity” sheet

 The Olympic journey the ancient Games

 TOM SCHOOLS – “Destination Olympia” Visitor’s Guide (for independent visits)

CONTACT

Tel.: +41 21 621 67 20
edu.museum@olympic.org

  Form to pre-reserve

 

PRATICAL INFORMATION

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