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Primary School, Montessori School, Creche and Playgroup Visits

Play is not a break from the curriculum, play is the best way to implement the curriculum

('Action Alliance for Children' 2007)


At Imaginosity, we welcome and encourage visits from primary schools, montessori schools, playgroups and creches, all year round. We offer self-guided visits throughout our 2.5 floors of exhibits which are educationally designed to inspire life-long learning through play, igniting imaginations on the journey from curiosity to discovery.

As children play, they learn. Imaginosity has carefully designed environments that inspire children's learning. The three principles governing our education and design philosophy are; an appreciation of children's play behaviuor, a knowledge of how an environment can influence play and learnimg , and an understanding of children's developmental milestones.

Imaginosity has been designed to engage the mind on a multi sensory level with careful consideration of colours and textures; it has been created to allow for both active and reflective spaces for children and adults.

At Imaginosity, there's a wide and diverse range of interactive experiences for your group to engage in: from meeting the Eco-Badger up on our roof garden, to learning how the green building works, to making your way up the Climber past the Wizard's Lair and the Rocket Ship to Rapunzels Castle.

All exhibits and activities have been specifically designed for each age group, up to the age of 9 years; so there is something interesting, challenging and engaging for montessori groups, for playgroups and creches and for primary school groups.

Throughout the school year, we host several education and fun theme weeks of programming.

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You can download our Imaginosity Pre-Visit Packs which explains what happens when a group visits Imaginosity. This is particularly helpful for Special Needs Groups to view as it explains step by step what to expect when you come to visit and have fun in the museum. There are two versions of the Pre-Visit Pack for you to choose from. Please click on the images below to download the pack of your choice.You can download out Teacher's Resource Pack for activities for Junior Infants to Second Class pupils.

Pre Visit Pack Cover page

                                     Colouring Book Version

Pre Visit Pack Cover Photo

                             Photographic Image Version

Visiting times


Afternoon visit times may be available upon request.
Tuesday - Friday: 9.30am-11.30am or 11.30am - 1.30pm.

Costs

School Groups:

School Saver Price November 2013- February 2014

€5 per child for 2 hour visit to the museum

This offer is only applicable during the months of November, December, January, February.

Package 1.

€8 per child  for 2 hour visit to the museum.

The required ratio of supervising adults go for free.

Our adult to child ratio for schools is 1 adult for every 10 children.

Package 2.

€10 per child for 2 hour visit to the museum and a Goodie Bag for each child.

Goodie Bag includes an Imaginosity Eraser, Imaginosity Pencil, Lollipop and a surprise.

The required ratio of supervising adults go for free.

Our adult to child ratio for schools is 1 adult for every 10 children.

Creches & Preschools:

€7 per child and the required ratio of supervising adults go for free.

Our adult to child ratio for creches is 1 adult for every 3 children.

Lunch Options

A school lunch menu is available from the coffee shop. 

 

Option 1. €3.00

Selection of Sandwiches, Popcorn, Fruit and Ribena.

Option 2. €3.50

Giant Hot Dog in a Tasty Bun and Ribena.

Option 3. €3.50

Fish Fingers with Potato Wedges served with a pot of ketchup on the side and Ribena.

To organise this you can contact Carmen from the coffee shop directly at 087 2705999.

A lunch room is available to hire for €0.50 extra per child in which you can eat your own food. The lunchroom must be used during your 2 hour visit and must be organised with Imaginosity in advance of your visit.

There are benches available outside the building to use as a picnic area before or after your visit. (Usually only in warmer months)

COACH & BUS HIRE: Imaginosity is proud to recommend Barton's Transport for all your school transport needs.

How to Book   Please contact us at 01 2176130 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will make you a provisional booking and email out an invoice and group booking form. A €30 deposit is required for all school group bookings as well as a completed group booking form. We will send a confirmation of your booking as soon as your deposit is received and processed. Please review this confirmation and submit any corrections, as soon as possible. We typically permit 4 - 5 working days for receipt of deposits.