Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin

3.7
#2 of 6 in Childrens Museums in Province of Leinster
With a goal to promote public awareness and understanding of science, Science Gallery Dublin serves as a public science center featuring art-science collaborations. The institution doesn't have any permanent exhibits, but rather a series of four to six temporary exhibits each year. Past themes have included blood, weather, fat, and the instructive role of failure. Check the website to see what's currently displayed, and stop by the highly acclaimed cafe for a full breakfast or lunch. Add Science Gallery Dublin and other attractions to your Dublin trip itinerary using our Dublin trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Visited here today with 3 kids aged 11,10 and 8. They were only mildly interested in the place. It’s ok but not great. Could be so much better.  more »
  • Although it's completely my cup of tea, I would honestly recommend visiting Science Gallery to anyone - kids, adults or seniors, as this fantastic place is offering their outstanding and truly remarka...  more »
  • We had no idea what to expect from this gallery. Turned out to be an interesting place to take part in some interactive exhibits with moderators who work for (volunteer at?) the gallery. Our family ha...  more »
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  • Science Gallery Dublin is a modern gallery that that shows science related exhibits. The theme changes several times a year, so it is always worth coming back for something new. Two things I really love about this place: one, it's free! and two, the gallery is open until 8pm weekdays. The place is quite small though. The volunteer staff are friendly and helpful, and necessary to answer the inevitable questions. One grumble is that sometimes the science exhibits break or don't work, and do not get fixed for a long time, or not at all. The gallery has a cafe, though the range of food is a bit limited. There is also a small shop for science related things. Science Gallery regularly holds events such as talks, details on the website. Most are free, some are paid events. I have attended quite a few of these and would recommend them to anyone with an interest in science or an open mind in general. Overall, a great place to visit.
  • Great exhibitions! Always interactive - you can play there for hours! And it's fine to play with everything, even if you are an adult. :D Exhibitions change every couple of weeks and they are always free. Great place to spend a nice afternoon and learn something while having fun.
  • Funky and hip setting. Interesting ever-changing exhibitions. Nice range of food and salads. Great coffee and pastries
  • Interesting gallery that changes regularly - it's a small enough space so don't expect to stay too long at the exhibits. The cafe is great! Love the daily specials and the lunch deals (toastie & soup/stew). The flat white (coffee) here is my favourite in Dublin.
  • Fun space with interactive exhibits mixed with a good sense of humor. Super friendly staff with great little tidbits and stories about the displays.

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