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.
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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.
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
Animals, Birds, Plants, Environment
Airfield Gardens, Dundrum, Dublin
Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co. Galway
Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny
European Learning Laboratory, Millstreet Country Park Science Campus, Co. Cork
Fota Wildlife Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork
Glenveagh National Park, Churchill, Co. Donegal
Irish Natural Forestry Foundation, Manch Estate, near Dunmanway, West Cork
Irish Seed Savers Association, Scariff, Co. Clare
Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry
Lismore Heritage Centre, Co. Waterford
National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
National Parks and Wildlife Service
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 http://www.primaryscience.ie/activities_discover_centres.php
Try and make a visit to one that is near you!