Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin presents contemporary art and science exhibitions alongside a cutting-edge programme of events including talks, workshops, music performances, food presentations and film screenings

Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin is a world first: a new type of venue where ideas meet and opinions collide.

The mission of Science Gallery Dublin is to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide through connecting, sharing and surprise. Science Gallery Dublin achieves this by encouraging the audience to discover, express and pursue their passion for science through an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, events and experiences.

In 2008, a car park in a forgotten corner of Trinity College Dublin was transformed into a living experiment called Science Gallery. Through a cutting-edge programme that ignites creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery Dublin encourages young people to learn through their interests. Since opening in 2008, over two million visitors to the gallery have experienced over 37 unique exhibitions ranging from living art experiments to materials science and from the future of the human race to the future of play.

Science Gallery Dublin develops an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events fuelled by the expertise of scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. The focus is on providing programmes and experiences that allow visitors to participate and facilitate social connections, always providing an element of surprise.

  • A constantly evolving programme of exhibitions, events, talks and workshops
  • Hands-on and interactive exhibits are staffed by our brilliant and knowledgeable student mediators
  • Special late-night events to celebrate the themes of each exhibit check our website for the latest details
  • Open late from Tuesday-Friday
  • A world-class cafe and gallery shop on-site

Open Year Round

Opening Hours during Exhibitions: See website for Exhibition times

Café Opening Hours: Daily 08:00-16:00

Shop Opening Hours: Daily 09:00-17:00

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Visit duration: approx. 60 minutes
Closed: The Science Gallery can be closed sometimes between exhibitions – check www/ for latest details.


Admission Prices 2020

Free with a suggested donation.

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Information guides available in English.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The Science Gallery Cafe has been called ‘the best cafe of any science centre in the world’ (The Times ). Open daily, it serves Cloud Picker coffee from Dublin City’s first micro coffee roastery on Sheriff Street, as well as an extensive breakfast and lunch menu featuring hearty soups, salads, daily specials, sandwiches and pizza.

SHOPPING:There is a gift shop on-site selling a wide array of books, gifts and science kits.

PARKING: There is parking available on street approximately five to ten minutes’ walk from the location. The Science Gallery is also well served by all public transportation, including bus, LUAS and Dart services.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AND ACCESS: Fully accessible with a accessible toilets.

GROUPS AND GROUP TOURS: Pre-booking is not required, unless large groups wish to book their own guided tour with one of Science Gallery Dublin mediators.


  • Special Commendation, European Museum of the Year Awards
  • Overall winner, Culture and Tourism category, Irish Times Living Dublin Awards
  • Best Cultural Institution, Shorty Awards
  • ICT Excellence Award for Best use of Technology in Education
  • Irish Web Award for Best Education and Third Level Website
Getting There

By Foot
We’re at the Pearse Street entrance of Trinity College Dublin, opposite The Academy Building, and around the corner from Westland Row and Pearse Street station.

By Bus
44, 61 to Pearse St Station or 1, 44, 47, 56a, 61, 77A to Sandwith St.

By Train
DART and suburban train services stop at Pearse Street Station.

By Car
The nearest 24hr car park is in Fleet Street, Temple Bar.

By Bike
The closest Dublin Bike station is right outside on Pearse Street

Map Location: 53.344125, -6.250295
Contact Science Gallery

Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

Eircode: D02 CP49
T: +353 (0)1 896 4091
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