Cork's First Carnival of Science to be held this June

Cork City Council, through Lifetime Lab at the Old Cork Waterworks Experience has received funding from Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme Call to deliver the first Cork Carnival of Science.  The Carnival of Science seeks to entertain and engage the public in the areas of Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Carnival of Science

Pictured is Mark Langtry "The Science Guy" from Explorium, giving a demonstration (photo by Robbie Reynolds)

Taking place on 22nd and 23rd of June this year and to be held again in 2020, Cork Carnival of Science will transform Fitzgerald Park into a STEM engagement wonderland. The two day event will feature more than 100 exhibitors offering non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, street cuisine and a packed line-up of live entertainment.

The Carnival will include shows by London Science Museum and W5 Science and Discovery Centre (Belfast), workshops by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Imaginosity and Bubbly Maths, mobile classrooms from the Road Safety Authority and Bord Iascaigh Mara and many more. Activities will include making slime, meeting live zoo animals, checking out the inner workings of robots and extracting DNA. Cork Carnival of Science will be the largest STEM engagement event in the region.

The Carnival of Science will be especially attractive for families with children of school going age and is set to attract in excess of 5,000 attendees per day; the two day festival will align with Cork Midsummer Festival and the planned Mardyke 300 celebrations. The event is supported by Science Foundation Ireland with the backing of Cork City Council. Lifetime Lab at the Old Cork Waterworks Experience will act as the event coordinator and project office for the two year duration.

For further information, please contact Lifetime Lab at the Old Cork Waterworks Experience at: 021-4941500