There’s a huge science carnival coming to Fitzgerald’s Park next month

Don’t forget to take cell-fie in front of the big tent!

The highly anticipated Carnival of Science will be making its grand return to Fitzgerald’s Park this June, and we couldn’t be more excited!

The park will be completely transformed into a ‘Big Top science extravaganza’, complete with live demos, food vendors and a massive circus tent. People of all ages are invited to explore, investigate, experiment, and discover the wonders of science, and the event is completely free.

The festival will have over 35 different science-based activities to enjoy, along with live demonstrations, Big Top seated shows, hands on workshops and plenty of family-friendly science experiments.

Visitors will be able to partake in actives such as battery-making, explore mechanics and engineering through Lego, meet live zoo animals, take a journey through space, find out how robots work, fly kites, and even extract DNA!

Headlining the Big Top, Little Top and Live Stage will be ‘Mark the Science Guy’ from RTE’s science show ‘Let’s Find Out’, Science Magic from Belfast’s W5, Eureka from Edinburgh and Phil Smyth from Simply Science.

Talking about the welcomed return of the Carnival of Science, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Colm Kelleher mentions:

The festival not only helps to stimulate an interest in science from an early age, but the carnival atmosphere makes it one of the most exciting family events on Cork’s social calendar. It is the perfect blend of science education and entertainment.”

Event map

The event opens from 11am to 6pm daily with seated shows in the Big Top on the half hour starting at 11.30am and the Little Top every hour from 12pm, and head over to the Cork City Council website for more info.

(Cover image via Cllr Kieran McCarthy)

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