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Sandymount, Co. Dublin
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Rainy days
Explorium is ideal for a family day out. A real 21st century hands-on experience where science and sport meet, with over 300 interactive exhibits designed to ignite curiosity in its visitors. For everyone age 2 years and up.

Explorium’s mission is to inspire curious minds to discover the wonders of science through sport and hands-on experiences in three sections: Science, Sport and Junior. It offers real 21st century fun for all ages. Conquer your fears in Explorium’s climbing section or venture through one of the world’s longest indoor caving structures and test your courage with a leap of faith.

The Sports Science section is perfect for kids age 6 years and up. Test your speed, strength and agility on the same equipment used by the best soccer teams in the world. And you won’t want to miss Ireland’s first robot goalie who’s really hard to beat! Make sure to check out VR & Sport Simulator opening times upon arrival.

Explorium’s theatre has live science shows and amazing films. Try your hand at film-making, reinvent the orchestra with laser musical instruments and more.

The Science section has over 100 activities. Try making spiky crystals out of magnetic liquid, create whirlpools or twist electricity through incredible interactive weather exhibits. The Lightning Room is home to Ireland’s largest Tesla coil, where half a million volts are shot through the room. You'll also find the 360 G-Force Bike, a Maker's Lab and VR Planetarium.

The Junior area is dedicated to children age 2 - 6 years and typically takes about 2 hours. This section has 50+ amazing science and sport activities, including a multi-sensory room and the amazing interactive aquarium. Weather-permitting, outdoor play is available.

You can find refreshment at the 'Lookout Cafe' with its wholesome dishes from around the world and a very tasty view of Dublin! 'Bean Café' is in the Junior area and 'Kono Café' offers pizza in a cone! Look for the robot servers!

Booking online is advised.

Fully wheelchair accessible and buggy friendly. Carers admitted free.

Children under 12 must be accompanied at all times. Lockers are available.

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Blackglen Road,National Sports and Science Centre,Sandyford,Co Dublin
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