There’s a two-day family science festival coming to Fitzgerald’s Park (and it’s all FREE)
Brought to you by Cork Carnival of Science.
It’s a guaranteed riot of magic and fun.
And this year, Cork Carnival of Science is back with its biggest schedule ever, taking over Fitzgerald’s Park on June 10th and 11th, 2023.
As part of Ireland’s largest outdoor science engagement event, Cork Carnival of Science will transform the park into a science super playground from 11am to 6pm for the weekend with over 45 free science-based activities.
The best bit? The whole event is completely free and you can spend as much time as you like exploring it over the weekend.
Curious kids and fun-loving families can explore, investigate, experiment, and discover the wonders of science while wandering past a packed line-up of live science shows in circus-style tents, walk-about scientific entertainers, hands-on workshops, and mindblowing interactive STEM experiences.
Here’s a taste of what’s happening this year…
This year’s theme will delve into climate and the natural world from a scientific point of view.
TV presenter and celebrity scientist Mark, known as the Science Guy, will host an energetic and fun-filled display of his favourite science experiments from RTE’s hit show ‘Let’s Find Out’. Meanwhile Scientific Sue, in the Devastatingly Dramatic Climate Show, will entertain and educate about weather and climate change, demonstrating fire tornadoes and discussing the eucalyptus tree’s impact on firefighting efforts.
Physicists Dr. Stephen Davitt and Phil Smyth will engage the audience in an interactive journey through science in the Air Force show, while Airheads by Eureka, Edinburgh, offers a ridiculous adventure of nonsense, hovercrafts, and one-upmanship.
Pop-up science performers will roam the park and kids can also set off on Exploration Routes with hands-on workshops and activities.
Dinosaur fans can join Dale from Naturally Wild and his crew of dinosaur handlers and journey into the past to pet some baby dinos, while younger children will love the mini petting zoo featuring lizards, snakes, spiders, owls, and frogs by Animal Roadshow.
Games and Puzzles
Children will have tons of fun exploring mechanics and engineering using LEGO® Education at the Learn It LEGO Building Station. They can engage with circuits and electricity to make motorised creations come to life, and there will be large maths games, puzzles, and activities with Lifetime Lab.
Cork Carnival of Science is supported by Cork City Council and Science Foundation Ireland and organised by Cork City Council’s Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks Experience. For more details see corkcity.ie/en/cork-carnival-of-science or stay tuned to social media updates from @corkcitycouncilofficial.