Lotti O’Shea with Doctor Otis Funkenstein at the announcement that Cork Carnival of Science is back this June. Photo: Darragh Kane

A lab of luxury!

Just like a neutron has no charge, there’s no charge for this upcoming science extravaganza.

Cork's Carnival of Science returns to Fitzgerald Park on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June with young and old invited to explore, investigate, experiment and discover the wonders of science.

Festival highlights include a packed line-up of live demonstrations, Big Top seated shows, hands on workshops and family-friendly experiments. Those attending on the day can try their hand at battery making, explore mechanics and engineering through Lego, journey into space, meet live zoo animals, check out the inner workings of robots, fly kites and extract DNA, just to name just a few!

Supported by Cork City Council and Science Foundation Ireland, Cork Carnival of Science is organised by the Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks.

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Colm Kelleher said: “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.”

Mary Walsh, Executive Scientist, Cork City Council and festival organiser said: “This will be the biggest transformation of Fitzgerald Park since the World Fair in 1902. It will be a STEM wonderland, packed with fun and exciting ways to enjoy science that is all around us. As a free event over 2 days, it gives families a wonderful way to make science education fun for children, with learning through laughter, experiments, and experience!”

For more details see corkcity.ie