April 2012 Newsletter
Easter Egg-citement at Imaginosity!
2nd - 13th April
We have a jampacked schedule of events coming up in this Easter Break! Check out our calendar of events for more details on what's going on in our Art, Music & Drama departments! As always, we would recommend booking in advance for any visit during school holidays.
Imaginosity Easter Trail
April 6th, 7th & 9th
Imaginosity is excited to announce that this year our Easter Trail will be sponsored by the chocolate experts at Cadbury Ireland! On the 6th, 7th and 9th of April the whole family will have lots of fun exploring Imaginosity’s Easter Trail (We are Closed on Easter Sunday, April 8th). The Imaginosity Easter Trail will lead families through every nook and cranny in Imaginosity searching for our cleverly concealed clues. Use the clues to answer the questions on your answer sheet and collect your prize of a delicious chocolate egg!
Booking essential! Get in early, we have lots of eggs to give away, but when they're gone they're GONE!
Eco Badger is Back in Town!
The Roof Garden is back open for Springtime! Eco Badger is so excited to be back that he can't stop dancing - check out his video here and be sure to come visit him on the roof soon!
2nd - 6th April
Join Artist in Residence Liz Tyndall and her trusty sidekick Sidney the Snail as they take you on a week-long voyage of discovery through the Imaginosity exhibit space. Sail the high seas, don a white coat in the doctor's office and journey to the roof top garden, Sidney will show you the way! Your aim: To create your own unique story by "Unplugging Imaginosity"!
Ages 4 - 7 years
Time: 9.30am - 1pm
The Science Playground!
10th - 13th April
Discover what scientific wonders lie in the world around you with daily workshops exploring physics, chemistry and biology. Every day will be jam packed full of fun and learning led by our friendly and energetic facilitators Jill and Jane! Due to popular demand we have added a second Science Playground Camp this week.
Ages: 4 - 6 years
Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Friday 6th April
Happy Faces Day is now in its 6th year and Imaginosity is delighted to welcome professional photographer Ines Billingsto the museum. Ines will be shooting children's headshots which will be available for purchase in a lovely presentation folder for €25. All money collected goes to The Jack and Jill Foundation.
For more information please call us on 01 2176130 or email email@example.com
14th & 15th April
Come join us for a weekend of all things Wild & Wonderful! Imaginosity is embracing creepy, crazy and cuddly creatures with the help of Ecologist Dale Treadwell, Exotic Animal Handler Jungle Dave and special guests from Dublin Zoo and Sealife Bray. Pop in to one of these interactive and informative workshops, get your face painted as something FIERCE or gather around for a "Walk through the Jungle" in storytime.
21st - 27th April
Peg Dolls, Marionettes and Paper bag Puppets Galore! With themed Workshops and puppet shows a-plenty Puppet Week at Imaginosity is set to be fantastic fun for creche groups and families alike! The week will get off to a truly enchanting start with the unveiling of the exhibition of our magical Victorian Puppets designed by Irish Designer Paul Costelloe. The Exhibition opens on the 21st and 22nd of April.
School Tour Season at Imaginosity
Every May and June Imaginosity welcomes thousands of schoolchildren from all over the country for their school tours. Because of this Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am - 1.30pm can be fairly busy so visitors and members with small toddlers and babies, as always, are advised to keep this in mind when planning your visit.
5 Little Ducks went swimming one day...
Over the hill and far away...to Imaginosity! Last year a mother duck (We liked to call her Martha) moved into the Imaginosity pond with her 8 baby ducks - Martha must have decided that the Beacon South Quarter was the perfect location to raise a family as we've noticed her building her nest again this Spring! We can't wait for the ducklings to hatch - you may spot them swimming around the fountain on your next visit..
Name our Character Competition!
Have you noticed the little green character hanging out on the home page of our website? He was designed for us by the amazing award winning illustrator Chris Judge, author of "The Lonely Beast". To be in with a chance of winning a family pass to Imaginosity help us name our new character. To enter, email your name suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org
An Imaginosity Party is a fantastic way to celebrate your special family occasion, be it a birthday, christening, naming ceremony or communion. Imaginosity can tailor a package to suit you. Early booking is advised as we only host one party/even at any given time. Visit our Party Page for more information.
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Imaginosity, The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18 - Republic of Ireland