Fitzgerald's Park in Cork will be transformed into Carnival of Science this weekend 3 weeks ago

Fitzgerald's Park in Cork will be transformed into Carnival of Science this weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?

It’s just days away from the highly anticipated Cork Carnival of Science, which is set to take place this weekend (Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022).

This free two day family fun STEM festival will see Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Park transformed overnight into the largest science wonderland in the country for one unmissable weekend.

Cork Carnival of Science is supported by Cork City Council and Science Foundation Ireland and organised by the Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks.

The public are invited to explore, investigate, experiment, and discover the wonders of science throughout this 12-acre pop-up science super park from 11am to 6pm daily, with more than 45 different science-based activities to enjoy.

Festival highlights include a packed line-up of live demonstrations, Big Top seated shows, hands on workshops and family-friendly experiments.

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.

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A plethora of workshops and interactive stands will be mapped out along routes including ‘Exploration Avenue’, ‘Innovation Way’ and ‘Discovery Drive’.

Speaking with us today, Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society in Science Foundation Ireland, commented:

“SFI is delighted to support the Cork Carnival of Science festival which promises unique opportunities to get up close and personal with all types of science from physics to chemistry, biology and more.

If you know a curious young person who loves animals, nature, outer-space, dinosaurs or magic, there will be something of interest to bring science to life.

The event will also highlight the important role of women in science and hopefully inspire more girls to consider a career in research.”

Accessibility is a key focus to ensure enjoyment for all, and in consultation with the Deaf Community in Cork provisions have been made by Cork Carnival of Science to ensure sign language interpretation is available at live show performances and for ad hoc requests.

For more details see www.corkcity.ie.