Cork Carnival of Science

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.Taking place in June of this year and 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.

Participants 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.

Margie McCarthy, Interim Director of Science for Society at Science Foundation Ireland, said:“At Science Foundation Ireland we are very pleased to support the first ever Carnival of Science, which I am confident will be an exciting event that encourages families to interact with science and technology in new and engaging ways. Through the SFI Discover Programme we are committed to making STEM accessible to all and to developing and nurturing STEM interest and engagement in Ireland, and initiatives like this are a perfect example of how we can achieve our goal. I would encourage everyone in the region to get involved with this wonderful event.”

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

More details to follow in early April.....