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Science Gallery Dublin

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Address: The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College | Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 896 4091
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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In 2008, a car park in a forgotten corner of Dublin was transformed into a...

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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Welcome simplification of the depths

Plenty to see and stretch the mind. Good cafe bar with boffins aplenty. Nice quiet space to meet, ponder and plan.

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Tipperary, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small and loads of exhibits not working. Our kids 9 and 11 where board in five minutes 😕ok to nip into to have a quick look if it's raining.

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Thank Anthony D
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like anything to do with science then you will love the Science Gallery. Its a part of Trinity College and it is just crammed pack with science facts, things to do and see being done. Its a great place to visit if you want to see what science is about and how it affects our everyday lives.

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Thank DJCass
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gallery is quite small but it's free and had a couple of interesting exhibits. The café is what let it down for us though. We ordered drinks but they never arrived!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

All about technology. Multiple tech exhibits that challenge you to think about the future and technology. Really interesting electronic and computer projects. The gift shop has really unique gifts which are related to science like a gyroscope and lots more. Haven't eaten in cafe yet looks OK.

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Thank Liam_S_Br
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were slightly disappointed when we visited the Science Gallery. It seemed a little caught in between being an interactive science museum and an art gallery. We took in the whole gallery but never really got into it fully, however, we would definitely return if we go back to Dublin with our son as it seems kids and teens would... More 

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Thank RichTheTravellingMan
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Couple of interesting bits but as a whole just not for us. A few of the exhibits weren't working and others were just random.

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Tipperary, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Plenty to see and stretch the mind. Good cafe bar with boffins aplenty. Nice quiet space to meet, ponder and plan.

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Thank Paul H
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My 6 year old son loved our visit to the Science Gallery this week. Any time you go there is always an uber cool exhibition, usually hands on. This week's was AI related and involved lots of conceptual robots including one that colours in according to its mood. There is a lovely cafe with healthy dishes or just for coffee,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

we popped into the science gallery having walked past it by chance. the current exhibition about AI is seriously interesting, thought provoking and fun to engage in. great use of space, and enthusiastic staff, certainly worth a look around

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I went here last summer with my two kids. We had just been wandering around Dublin looking and just seeing what to do. Then we stumbled upon this Science Museum, at first the kids weren't that interested but eventually agreed to look in. And we were all blown away with the exhibition which centred on eyes, sight and perception. We... More 

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