Brought to you by Cork Carnival of Science.
Roll up, roll up…
Fitzgerald’s Park will be transformed into an unmissable Big Top science extravaganza on Saturday, June 11th, and Sunday, June 12th, 2022 as Cork’s Carnival of Science makes a highly anticipated return.
The completely free event promises more than 35 different science-based activities for visitors young and old to explore, investigate, experiment, and discover together.
Word has it that the fun will get underway in dramatic fashion, with gigantic circus tents, marquees, stands and stalls all being erected in what will not only be Ireland’s biggest outdoor science engagement event but the biggest temporary build in Fitzgerald’s Park since the Cork International Exhibition in 1902.
Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the Mardyke park to enjoy a packed line-up of live demonstrations, Big Top seated shows, hands-on workshops, and family-friendly experiments.
An incredible weekend of free family fun
Those attending on the day can try their hand at battery making, explore mechanics and engineering through Lego, journey into space, meet live zoo animals, check out the inner workings of robots, fly kites and extract DNA.
Headlining the Big Top, Little Top and Live Stage will be ‘Mark the Science Guy’ from RTE’s science show ‘Let’s Find Out’, Science Magic from Belfast’s W5, Eureka from Edinburgh and Phil Smyth from Simply Science.
Here’s a peek at the event map:
“The festival not only helps to stimulate an interest in science from an early age, but the carnival atmosphere makes it one of the most exciting family events on Cork’s social calendar,” said Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Colm Kelleher.
“It is the perfect blend of science education and entertainment. The opening day on June 11th also aptly falls on Cruinníu na nOg, which is a day of creativity for young people. The Carnival of Science is Cork City Council’s flagship festival.”
With street cuisine aplenty, picnic benches where you can enjoy your own goodies, ample toilet facilities, a gigantic playground, extensive gardens, and the Cork Public Museum and Café all on-site, you’re guaranteed a memorable family day out.
Cork Carnival of Science opens from 11am to 6pm daily with seated shows in the Big Top on the half-hour starting at 11.30am and the Little Top every hour from 12pm. For more details and an online brochure, see corkcity.ie and stay tuned to social media updates from @corkcitycouncilofficial.
The event is supported by Cork City Council and Science Foundation Ireland and organised by the Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks.