Science Week Festivals 2019

Science Week Festivals 2019


This year Science Week is running regional festivals offering a range of opportunities for the public to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM). The festivals will feature family open days, schools outreach events and public talks.


Each festival involves a programme of events which celebrates science and research in the community. All festivals will be running numerous events so it’s guaranteed there will be something for everyone. It’s always a great event.

In Galway check, out the Galway Science Exhibition Day on Sunday 24th November, in NUI.
It’s a fantastic one day celebration and promotion of STEAM with over 80 interactive stands, 30 shows and workshops. In here you’ll find Lego, Chemistry, DNA, Teddy Bear Hospital, Star Domes and animation to name but a few of the activities. Well worth a trip! You can book tickets here.

The Sligo Science Trail is running until Sunday 17th November. The IT Sligo Faculty of Science have this year teamed up with Green Campus to pose Climate, Environmental Science and Technology questions.

The trail runs through the city centre with science objects and clues in shop windows, you need to pick up a map from any of the shops or, if you’d prefer, download it here and start the hunt. Can you find all the clues and complete the trail? After you complete the trail, drop your maps into Fabio’s Ice cream shop in Quayside Shopping Centre to enter the prize winning draw for an Oregon Home Weather Station.
While you’re there you should ask Fabio about The Science of Ice. An ice cream is actually quite a complex and multi-faceted composition, it should be solid, yet soft, and should stay that way while melting slowly. The reasons for the delicate and mesmerising nature of ice cream is ultimately a matter of food chemistry! Just ask Fabio.

Exciting Plans are underway at this year’s Mayo Science and Technology Festival. Culminating with a Family Open Day in GMIT, Castlebar on Sunday 17th from 11.30am. The Open Day will feature an exciting blend of fantastic interactive shows such as The Animal Encounter Zone at the National Reptile Zoo, The Scientific Dilemmas of Dippy the Dinosaur, Scientific Sue, The Exploration Dome and industry demonstrations where you can try out the exciting ‘Dream Flyer’, hands-on workshops such as Madlabs, Our Sun and Other Stars, Building Robots, presentations such as ‘How to Speak Gorilla’ and ‘Drone the Future and Satellites’, plus loads of free-giveaways.

There’s something for all the family here and all events are Free of Charge with free parking on the day.