Discovery Exhibition 2009



Discovery Exhibition 2009Due to popular demand, the event begins with two Family Days‘We had queues around the block last year – it was great to see so many families having fun with learning’ says Marcela Whelan, exhibition co-ordinator.


Discovery aims to educate through enjoyment. Experimenting with slime, creating an electronic circuit or zapping the microbes in your gut – that’s chemistry, physics and biology you’re learning, as well as IT!


The exhibition aims to interest 10-15 year olds in science, engineering, technology and maths through fun activities, puzzles and games. Regular exhibitors include UCC, CIT, the Tyndall National Institute, Lifetime Lab and FÁS, along with Cork City Council, Cork Electronics Industry Association, the Garda Siochána and the Defence Forces, plus local technology-based businesses.



‘This exhibition aims to encourage young people to be inquisitive and to seek a better understand of how things work - hopefully it will also provide the motivation for more young people to pursue a career in these important fields,’ says Ted Owens (CEO of Cork City VEC and chair of the Cork City Learning Forum, organisers of ‘Discovery’).


School groups will visit ‘Discovery’ for the three days after the opening weekend – teachers can expect booking forms in the post very soon. The event, a partner of Science Week Ireland, will also be running outreach events for schools from the week before.


Content and links to exhibitors will appear on this page from mid-October and also the Science Week Ireland calendar on


To see what it’s all about, a movie clip of ‘Discovery 2008’ can be found on YouTube:

Discovery 2009 Sponsors


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