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Science Gallery Dublin

The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 896 4091
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Not very science

It was fun and very interactive (current theme is sound) but I would have expected to learn... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Franziska S
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a quick visit

this galley was alright for half hour or hour and to see some different interactive items, playing... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
dgraham76
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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In 2008, a car park in a forgotten corner of Dublin was transformed into a living experiment that would bridge art and science, unleashing their combined creative potential. A groundbreaking initiative pioneered by Trinity College Dublin, Science Gallery is a new kind of space where art and science collide – a porous membrane between the university and the city. Since opening in 2008, over 1 million visitors to Science Gallery have experienced 26 unique exhibitions – ranging from living art experiments to materials science and from the future of the human race to the future of play.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It was fun and very interactive (current theme is sound) but I would have expected to learn something in a science gallery, which I did not.

Thank Franziska S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

this galley was alright for half hour or hour and to see some different interactive items, playing instruments, etc. it was free although a donation is welcome.

Thank dgraham76
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Most of the exhibits were either broken or just lame. It's good that there is free admission because it is really a waste of time.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a good and different place to stop for lunch, particularly on a rainy day. We bought drinks and they were happy for us to eat our own sandwiches. The exhibition is worth looking around whilst there but I'm not sure I'd make a...More

Thank GuyRopeTrip
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This science gallery is at the very back of Trinity college. The admission is free. It has a bright open area for coffee and a sandwich. While your there you can let the kids or the kid inside explore the science exhibit upstairs. This is...More

Thank rara r
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Visited with friends hoping to learn about sound, but the exhibits where definitely aim at children. Some of exhibits were however broken and did not work, but the ones that did were quite fun to play on, even for a middle aged child like me.

Thank DavidJackson2112
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Science Gallery for their SoundCheck exhibition and we enjoyed it for what it was. We planned our trip and read reviews so we knew exactly what to expect - a quaint little attraction which won't take long to explore. Personally, I think...More

Thank Niamh B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Fab cafe for lunch - very limited menu but great brunch food. Fantastic and free hands on sound exhibition in Science Gallery. Thoroughly recommended for an hour or so.

Thank Meg H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Well deserved place to visit with kids - try and create own staff. Yet - not big enough while there is a good potential, and beware - Google Maps show it in wrong place :)

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We found the Sound Check exhibition a bit below expectations. Many of the exhibits didn't work and overall the exhibit was quite small.

Thank Happyoutandin
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cian c
1 March 2016|
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Response from SciGalleryDub | Property representative |
Hi there Cian, Thanks for getting in touch. At Science Gallery Dublin our target age group is 15-25, so we're not really suitable for very young children. We'd love a visit in a few years though!
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