Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin

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#2 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Ireland
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. Arrange your visit to Science Gallery Dublin and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dublin using our Dublin vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Visited with friends hoping to learn about sound, but the exhibits where definitely aim at children. Some of exhibits were however broken and did not work, but the ones that did were quite fun to play...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We visited the Science Gallery for their SoundCheck exhibition and we enjoyed it for what it was. We planned our trip and read reviews so we knew exactly what to expect - a quaint little attraction wh...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Fab cafe for lunch - very limited menu but great brunch food. Fantastic and free hands on sound exhibition in Science Gallery. Thoroughly recommended for an hour or so.  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    Interesting to walk into but not all that extensive or mind blowing. If you don't have any instruments and want to haphazardly make music with friends this is the place to be but there isn't a whole lot other than random sound doodads that one can play with. I was hoping for more visual science/demonstrations/science facts. It probably should be renamed the Improvised Music Room or something because it basically uses a couple concepts of science (electromagnetism, nuclear radiation, light radiation, etc.) to run machines attached to instruments.
  • July 4, 2017
    I went to Trinity and enjoyed popping in here every now and then for different shows. It really is under sold and I liked that you could wander around and gawk at different exhibits. Interactive and its FREE!!
  • January 28, 2017
    Have visited a couple of times over the years. One of the few science related attractions in Ireland, which is a big plus. Handily located too, just off Pearse station. Unfortunately (for me anyway), the exhibits often rely too much on aesthetic qualities rather than actual scientific content. Do not go here expecting a science museum, nor a scientific exhibition. Rather a scientifically minded modern art gallery.
  • July 5, 2017
    One of the best things to do in Dublin. The exhibitions are always interesting and there is a lovely atmosphere on there.
  • June 13, 2017
    Fantastic exhibition. Would go again. So cleverly done.

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