Environmental week for young people on Bygdøynes

School classes are invited to follow in the footsteps of the old polar heroes, learn about Oslo's latest archaeological excavations, and perhaps let their futures be inspired by Thor Heyerdahl's past work.

  • Thor Heyerdahl
    Thor Heyerdahl Kon-Tiki museet

The Kon-Tiki Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum invite school classes to follow in the footsteps of old heroes, come on an environmental scavenger hunt, and discover Oslo's latest archaeological digs where both new and historic rubbish is being uncovered.

Through "Thor Heyerdahl the first eco-warrior" the Kon-Tiki Museum wants pupils to discover Thor Heyerdahl the environmental activist. When Heyerdahl sailed his reed boats, Ra in 1969 and Ra II in 1970, across the Atlantic Ocean he discovered clumps of discharged oil in the sea. This heralded the start of his work to save the world's oceans.

  • Båten Barcode 6, datert 1595, renses frem av arkeologene.
    Norsk Maritimt Museum/Andreas Kerr

At the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the pupils will be able to try out being an archaeologist for the day. They will have an opportunity to learn more about the excavations in Oslo's harbour and 1,000 years of Oslo's rubbish. In recent years, archaeologists have excavated large parts of Oslo in Bjørvika and uncovered old ships, pipes, and broken pottery. Our era's rubbish, up to and including cars, has also been found on the seabed. 

Audience target: School classes 5th - 10th grade

Admission: Free. Booking in advance

Please contact our manager of school programs for booking of an enviromental guided tour.