The Museum of University History
High school pupils and young people may be interested in the collection of old scientific instruments from the end of the 19th century. At the same time, they are invited to participate in different museum education activities (quizzes, discovery routes, etc.) organized during temporary exhibitions or special events like the Night of Museums.
The Museum of University History organizes, free of charge, guided tours on various subjects and for different age groups, in several languages (Romanian, Hungarian, French, and English). For middle school and high school pupils, there is the possibility of organizing lessons regarding the history of Cluj or the history of the teaching system at the Romanian or European level. By request, the museum staff offers specialized assistance to the public interested in issues concerning the history of Universities and notable intellectuals, including bibliographic assistance, consultancy on the collections of the Museum, etc.
During temporary cultural events of the Museum, visitors are invited to take part in different types of museum education activities (discovery routes, questionnaires, puzzle games, price contests, etc.).
The Museum of Mineralogy
Educational Projects for Students
The Mineralogy Museum offers not only geology students, who are the main beneficiaries of this Museum, but all interested students of other academic fields the opportunity to see minerals and rocks tied in one way or another to their field of specialization. The museum projects supporting students and teaching staff are:
Thematic visits for the following departments: geology, biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, history-archaeology, agronomy, pedology, forest science, materials science, architecture, plastic arts, etc.
Knowledge tests concerning descriptive mineralogy – with questions regarding the macroscopic and physical characteristics of minerals, based on the museum samples.
Voluntary service in museographic activities – students collaborating in different museum activities (for example, setting up some exhibitions).
Educational Projects for Pupils
These are designed to make museum visits interactive and dynamic, to enhance the interests of young people for the mineral world, for natural sciences in general, to open gates for the deepening of knowledge in this field, and support knowledge evaluation activity by the teaching staff. Each project is dedicated to a certain age group.
Colored stones (for pupils of grades 1-4) – pupils are invited to express their creativity by painting rounded white chalk stones with watercolors; the most beautiful stones will be displayed in the Museum.
Searching for the treasure (for pupils of grades 4-8) – based on a simplified museum map with some clues, pupils find the place where a "treasure" is hidden, which they can take home or to school.
Multiple choice test (for high school pupils) – geared toward memorizing specialty terms and information about rocks and minerals, their characteristics and their role in nature and for mankind, this multiple choice test consists of questions referring to what pupils have seen and heard during the visit. The test can be used for knowledge evaluation by the teaching staff.
Top 10 of museum minerals (for high school pupils) – at the beginning of their visit, pupils are invited to memorize the name and location of their preferred sample, which they are required to name at the end of the visit. With this project, we wish to stimulate the personal experience and incite the interest of young visitors, based on the creativity and sensibility that are characteristic of their age.
The Paleontology-Stratigraphy Museum
Through its specific, the Paleontology-Stratigraphy Museum performs activities in the field of natural sciences and addresses to students of these sciences as well as to the general public. The presentation of the permanent collection, the temporary exhibitions, the educational programs, and the creation workshops organized at the Museum are highly appreciated by the visiting public.
The Zoological Museum
The Zoological Museum serves also as a material basis for middle school and high school pupils. It is organized in such way that it offers the possibility of teaching biology lessons on various subjects, and it is also a study place for students of the University's Biology Faculty. Due to its complexity, the Museum is visited each year by groups of students of the faculties of biology, agronomy, etc., of other universities, by students of the Plastic Arts Faculty, pupils and researchers, who have the opportunity to complete their knowledge about the animal world.