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.
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/dublin.sciencegallery.com for latest details.
Admission Prices 2019
Free with a suggested donation.
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.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
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.
DART and suburban train services stop at Pearse Street Station. irishrail.ie
The nearest 24hr car park is in Fleet Street, Temple Bar. parkrite.ie
The closest Dublin Bike station is right outside on Pearse Street dublinbikes.ie
Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
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