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Where Can You Go To Discover More Science?

There are so many ways that you can do extra research and investigate more about science. Below are some ideas.

Your local library is an excellent source for all the information you may need.

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Ask your School Librarian or Teacher if they can help you find out information.

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Discover Science Centres

There are many Centres all over Ireland where you can go and explore different kinds of science. Most of them are inter-active – that means that you learn by doing things in them. You can find out more about them on their websites before you go there. Some of you may have been to some of them on a school trip.

Below is a list of some examples of ‘Discover Science Centres’ under different headings.


Armagh Planetarium, College Hill, Armagh
Go into a dome where you explore the cosmos, and learn about space and space exploration


Birr Castle, Co. Offaly
An indoor science centre; also an exploration of the grounds and giant telescope and a very old suspension bridge.

Blackrock Castle Observatory, Blackrock, Cork
There is an astronomy exhibition centre here and also a very modern cinema. There are lots of things to do to explore space.

Sea/ Water

Galway Atlantaquaria, Salthill, Galway
You can investigate under the sea and also learn about the wildlife around Ireland’s shores.

Lifetime Lab, (at old Cork Waterworks), Lee Rd., Cork City

National Sealife Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

There are lots more centres and museums and heritage centres all over Ireland where you can learn about different kinds of science. You will find more at

Try and make a visit to one that is near you!