Cork Carnival of Science taking place this weekend

The final countdown to the STEMtastic Cork Carnival of Science has begun, with the event kicking off in Fitzgerald’s Park this Saturday at 11am.

The festival is set to have 45 science-based activities and is guaranteed to provide plenty of family fun.

A Pop-up Planetarium and a 40 Foot Inflatable Walkthrough Digestive System are amongst the 45 activities.

In addition, the Carnival will also host a variety of live demonstrations and workshops where attendees will get the chance to extract DNA, explore the inner workings of robots, and make their own batteries.

Fitzgerald’s Park will be transformed overnight into the largest science wonderland in the country and the public are invited to explore, investigate, experiment, and discover the wonders of science throughout this 12-acre pop-up science super park from 11am to 6pm daily.

The science exhibition is suitable for all ages, with interactive dinosaur displays by Dino’s Down Under, a mini petting zoo featuring lizards, snakes, spiders, owls, and frogs, and a LearnIT Lego-building station for younger children to enjoy.

Dr. Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society in Science Foundation Ireland, commented:

“SFI is delighted to support the Cork Carnival of Science festival which promises unique opportunities to get up close and personal with all types of science from physics to chemistry, biology and more. If you know a curious young person who loves animals, nature, outer-space, dinosaurs or magic, there will be something of interest to bring science to life. The event will also highlight the important role of women in science and hopefully inspire more girls to consider a career in research.”

Accessibility is a key focus to ensure enjoyment for all, and in consultation with the Deaf Community in Cork provisions have been made by Cork Carnival of Science to ensure sign language interpretation is available at live show performances and for ad hoc requests.



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