Festival of Stories 2014 at Imaginosity!

Saturday October 25th to Sunday November 2nd 2014



diarmuid gavin imaginosity 16 of 25Imaginosity is ready to open its doors once again to warmly welcome book-worms and story lovers alike as we get set to celebrate 9 days of children's literature, reading and stories in our Festival of Stories 2014. This family friendly festival is in its 4th year and will once again explore the world of children's books, stories and reading through art, music, drama, dance and song. We will welcome children's authors and illustrators to the museum to present creative, interactive workshops with our guests. We will also welcome some well-known personalities to visit our Story-Corner to bring old favourites and new tales to life. Banyan Theatre Company will travel south to visit us for two mesmerising and captivating performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. There'll be (friendly) spooky activities in celebration of Halloween, Maisy Mouse Tea Parties, Story Cube sessions, Set Design Workshops, Dora Interactive Spanish Story-Telling, Campfire Stories, a Where's Wally Day and lots lots more!

Our full Calendar of activities and events is available here. Our Festival Programme is available here. Booking is absolutely essential throughout the Festival as with school holidays, we are always busy, busy, busy! You can book early to avoid disappointment by calling 01-2176130.






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Our involvement as an Associated Partner of 'WEAVE', a European project managed by 'Explora, The Children's Museum of Rome' in Italy (www.mdbr.it), 'Waag Society' in the Netherlands (www.waag.org) and 'Association Art Land' in Bulgaria (www.artland-sofia.eu) is now at an end.

As  an Associated Partner, Imaginosity, Dublin Childrens Museum sent 2 facilitators Rebecca Dolan and Liz Tyndall staff to take part in  3 free access ZigZag events in Amsterdam, Sofia and Rome (September-October 2014) working side by side with 'Waag Society'/'Association Art Land'/'Explora' staff, 3 international textile artists and art student groups to offer textile workshops to children, families and schools. Rebecca also took part in an international training meeting in Sofia learning about textile art.

The 3 free festivals in Amsterdam, Sofia and Rome were huge successes and Imaginosity would like to thank the project organisers for inviting us to take part!

'WEAVE' is a project developed with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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Audi's sponsorship of Imaginosity Science & Engineering Programming

In March 2011, Imaginosity was delighted to announce its sponsorship partnership with Audi for all science & engineering programming for 2011-2013.

Audi's sponsorship allows Imaginosity to plan and execute a diverse programme of interactive, educational and fun activities and events over the course of each calendar year (2011-2013) suitable for primary school children and families up to the age of 9 years. All programmes are designed to enable and encourage children to explore the exciting worlds of science and engineering. 

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Father's Day at Imaginosity

Sunday, June 16th 

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This Father's Day, we are making a big fuss of Dads and Grandads by granting them free admission to Imaginosity with paying children! So why not book in for your session and make June 16th a memorable day out for the whole family.  We are running art workshops where you can make Dad's very own Hollywood star or you can even put his name in lights with a Hollywood themed Father's Day card!  

And as if all that isn't enough to put a smile on your face, why not treat yourself to an ice-cream at our HB Ice-cream Funday which is happening all day on June 16th.  Yum! 

Christmas at Imaginosity

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We're planning a very special Christmas at Imaginosity and hope that you will come join in the festive fun!

Santa at Imaginosity - Saturday 14th December 

Santa will be visiting Imaginosity for one day only on Saturday the 14th of December! You can book in to visit Santa during any session this day - that's 10am, 12pm, 2pm or 4pm. 

Join Santa Claus for a hot chocolate, cookie and a cosy Christmas storytime before receiving a small gift from the man in red himself - all for €4 per child in addition to general admission.  Before or after your visit to Santa, you will also have the opportunity to play in the museum and take part in a Christmas craft workshop in the art room.  

As always, spaces are strictly limited to ensure the best experience for everyone, so early booking is strongly advised.   Book now by calling 01 2176130

Christmas Movie Afternoons - Monday - Thursday @ 2pm 

We're inviting you to join us for Christmas movies in our cosy corner throughout December.  We have a selection of family favourites to choose from and entry is free with general admission to Imaginosity.  To check out the movies on show, age suitability and duration please consult our calendar.

The Elf on the Shelf - Storytelling Performance

If you have an Elf on your Shelf, you are sure to love our short theatrical adaptation of the much loved Christmas picture book.  And if not, this is the ideal introduction to this mischievous little character!  Performances take place within the below sessions and entry is included with admission to Imaginosity.  This show is suitable for children aged 3+

Sessions dates/times:  Friday the 6th December 3.30pm, Friday 20th 3.30pm (CANCELLED) , Saturday 21st 2pm & 4pm.  Book in advance for all visits to Imaginosity!

St Patrick's Celebrations!

March 11th - 18th 

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St Patrick's Day is not just for March 17th at Imaginosity, it's for the whole week!  We'll be celebrating with a whole host of fun drama, dance and art workshops for the whole family.  Whether you want to make a quirky leprechaun disguise, create your own Shamrock-tastic Neckdress or join our drama team for a "Find your Pot of Gold" workshop, there's plenty of fun to be had at Imaginosity!  

All our workshops are included in the cost of admission but booking in is highly recommended during this holiday period!