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Become a scientist for a day!

NUI Galway, Thurs 31st October, 10am-3pm


Bookings open Saturday 19th October 10am

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Cell EXPLORERS, Eco EXPLORERS and Under the Microscope are combining again to give children the opportunity to be scientists for a day during this October mid-term break. The day will be highly interactive, with all children getting a hands-on experience of real experiments!


Where? All activities will take place in the Microbiology Teaching Laboratory upstairs (1st floor) in the Arts & Science building on the NUI Galway campus.


When? Thursday 31st October, from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Children will be supervised from 9.30am until 3.30pm.


How much? €15 per child 


The organisers?  All the organisers are postgraduate students and staff members of the NUI Galway College of Science.


How to register? To register, book your Eventbrite ticket here 

  • Registration open from Saturday 19th October 10am

  • email the registration form (to download from the Eventbrite webpage) to for each child who would like to participate (maximum 4 children per Eventbrite order).

  • Please reference your Eventbrite order number on the registration form.

Places are limited, so early booking is advised.



Under the Microscope


Under the Microscope will host a series of interactive workstations that will introduce children to microscopes and their uses in discovering the world around us. Children can use magnifying glasses and microscopes to investigate and identify a variety of everyday items commonly found in our homes, gardens and schools. Under the microscope is supported by both the Microscopy Society of Ireland, the Royal Microscopical Society and Anatomy, School of Medicine in NUI Galway.  



Join us and discover the fascinating world of bugs, reptiles and other creepy-crawlies! Eco EXPLORERS is a science outreach initiative created by Dr Michel Dugon from the NUI Galway Discipline of Zoology. In this workshop, Michel will introduce children to important concepts such as biodiversity, animal conservation and ecology using live exotic animals.




With Cell EXPLORERS you will find out about the amazing world of cells, which are found in all living things. You will learn about the important cell instruction book, the DNA and you will use lab equipment to extract fruit DNA in a fun experiment!


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Under the Microscope


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