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Play it Again 

10th - 16th August 

Play it again

Music is in the air all week at Imaginosity and we are welcoming maestros both big and small to take part in a series of workshops that cover rhythm, song and musical memory!  On August 10th and 11th we are also delighted to be welcoming Dabbledoo Music, who will facilitate two workshops that will bring visual art together with music in an interactive experience for families.  As always, spaces in workshops are limited and we recommend booking in advance at all times when visiting Imaginosity.  For more information on the workshops, have a look at our calendar of events.

Big Science Weekends at Imaginosity!

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July 2012

Imaginosity is proud to be part of the official celebrations for Dublin's European City of Science for 2012. As part of our continuing commitment to science education and learning, we are thrilled to host an exciting array of activities and events to mark this special time in Dublin's 2012 calendar. All activites are free with entry to Imaginosity.

Join us to explore and celebrate the wonderful world of science on our 'Big Science Weekends' in July. There will be fun for all the family across three fantastic weekends of science discovery at Imaginosity. We will be encouraging Mums, Dads, Grandads, Grandmas, Uncles and Aunties and all other family members to roll up their sleeves, get their hands messy and somewhat gooey and check out science in action!

'The Science of Life' 7th - 8th July 2012

It's life Jim, but not as we know it!  Ever wondered how we breathe? How our bodies fight infection? How food gives our body energy? How we grow? Find out the answers to these questions and more while engaging in some family-friendly fun, educational and occasionally gooey experiments, as we explore 'The Science of Life' at Imaginosity on our first Big Science Weekend!

Saturday

10.30 – How I Grow:  Dance, Drama and Music Workshop

12.30 – Battling Blood Cells:  Hands on demonstration and workshop featuring "Little Red Riding Cell" and "Cell White!"

2.30 – Battling Blood Cells: Hands on demonstration and workshop featuring "Little Red Riding Cell" and "Cell White"!

4.30 – Fuelled for Fun:  Hands on demonstration and workshop 

 

Sunday

10.30 – How I Grow:  Dance, Drama and Music Workshop 

12.30 – Breathing Matters:  Hands on demonstration and workshop 

2.30 – Breathing Matters:  Hands on demonstration and workshop 

4.30 – Fuelled for Fun:  Hands on demonstration and workshop 

 

'Exploring Propulsion' 14th - 15th July 2012

This weekend inquisitive minds will explore the crazy world of propulsion as we investigate rockets, magnets and water. There will be fun for all the family with messy table top experiments and interesting facts and hands-on discoveries! Get set to blast off!

 

Saturday

10.30 – How I Move:  Dance, Drama and Music Workshop

12.30 – Dr Squiggly's Water Lab:  Step into Imaginosity's newest exhibit and explore the splishy, splashy properties of water!  

2.30 – Dr Squiggly's Water Lab

4.30 – Magic Magnets

 

Sunday

10.30 – How I Move:  Dance, Drama and Music Workshop 

12.30 – Dr Squiggly's Water Lab: Step into Imaginosity's newest exhibit and explore the splishy splashy properties of water 

2.30 – Dr Squiggly's Water Lab

4.30 – Air Rockets:  Demonstration and hands-on workshop 

 

'Kitchen Chemistry' 21st - 22nd July 2012

This weekend will see families exploring scientific scenarios using kitchen ingredients and equipment. Big questions will be explored and answered, like 'Can fruit power a clock?' or 'What happens when you put soap in the microwave?' There will be exploding paint and psychedelic milk! It's crazy kitchen chemistry. Joins us for some weird and wonderful stuff! Be prepared for some (possible) messiness! Fascinating fun for all the family!

Saturday + Sunday

10.30 – World in Action:  Dance, Drama and Music Workshop 

12.30 – Kitchen Chemistry:  Demonstration and hands-on workshop

2.30 – Kitchen Chemistry:  Demonstration and hands-on workshop 

4.30 – Kitchen Chemistry:  Demonstration and hands-on workshop

 

Let's Get Ready For School 

26th August - 1st September

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Whether you are starting school for the first time or heading back to the books in September, Imaginosity has something for everyone.  With performances such as "I am absolutely TOO SMALL for school!" and a range of art and drama workshops for all ages, we are making sure that school starts in style.  Check our online calendar for more information on dates and times.  And remember, booking is recommended at all times during the summer holidays.

Global Day of Play 2013, October 5th & 6th

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As part of the Global Day of Play we are holding a cardboard challenge inspired by Caine's Arcade. Caine was a 9 year old boy who created an arcade out of cardboard in his Dad's garage in California, he offered prizes and built a ticket system in the hope that people would come and play with him. A film maker, attracted to the story, organised a flash mob to play at the arcade and so the story began……At Imaginosity, we will be encouraging children to work together to create their own cardboard city. Throughout the day, children will be able to drop into our building workshop, to imagine and create their own architectural structure to add to our growing 'city'. When finished with their architectural creations, the children can get moving and play some 'street games' in their burgeoning metropolis.


Puppetry Artist in Residence 2013

April 2nd - 5th, 9.30am - 1pm

Frog Prince

Cost €85 (Member & Sibling Discounts available)
For Ages 5 years to 8 years 

This Easter Imaginosity is offering children the fantastic opportunity to work alongside this season's Artist in Residence, Karen Peakin.  Karen will be working with her team of young puppet-makers to create large scale puppets who will appear in a short performance of "The Frog Prince" at the end of the 4 days of the camp. 

Camp Activities Include:

  • Puppet Craft 
  • Basics in Puppeteering 
  • Drama Games & Workshops
  • Design & Illustration 
  • Storytelling Workshops
  • Free Supervised Play in the museum 
  • Daily visits to the roof garden (weather permitting.)

Spaces are strictly limited so early booking is advised!

Easter Trail!

6th, 7th & 9th April 

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!