St Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, with fun and festivities planned throughout the country. But where can you get your fill of science-themed events?
St Patrick’s Day lands on a Thursday this year, tomorrow, to be exact. This means the whole weekend is suited up for events all over the country.
We looked for science-themed specials (finding only Dublin examples, unfortunately) so here are three of the best:
A special St Patrick’s Day show is on at Imaginosity, the children’s museum in Sandyford, with in-house parades throughout Thursday 17 March. There are a few other themed events like arts & crafts workshops, which run right up until Sunday.
When it comes to festivities, Merrion Square is Dublin’s go-to place. This year’s Big Day Out will be no different. A carnival will be running from 12-6pm on Sunday 20 March.
The SFI Science Zone, in particular, is always a good spot. TOG will be there, showing off member-makers’ wares, with plenty of other events letting budding scientists take part in experiments and workshops.
The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin is always a good spot, regardless of the time of year, but after lunch on St Patrick’s Day attendees are in for a treat. A full tour of Irish botany takes place at 2.30pm, highlighting conservation efforts for rare and endangered native plants.
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