Playful Days and Curious Nights As The Festival of Curiosity Returns To Dublin This Summer!

Posted July 4, 2019 in Festival Features

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The Festival of Curiosity is back in Dublin this summer for a four-day cultural feast of science, arts, design, and technology. Join in for Playful Days and Curious Nights that will take place across Dublin City Centre from July 18-21, 2019.


BY NIGHT For foodies, stargazers, dreamers, and explorers make a date with a curious programme of events for adults. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at Moonshot with RTÉ’s Rick O’Shea and former NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman. Part Play, Part Human Experiment make a date for the premiere of TheseStupid Things a new theatre production from White Label exploring the thin line between logic and intuition. Discover ALSOS an interactive installation / indoor forest where a world of sound is ready to be awoken. Tickle your taste buds at Supper Club for the Curious or take a picnic under the stars with our Night Stargazing at Dunsink Observatory.

BY DAY Experience the spectacular family science show Gastronaut Live! at O’Reilly Theatre or prepare for Voyages to the Moon through vertical dance with Aerial Cirque. For the young explorers (or young at heart) join us at our brand new World Explorers Family Stage as we discover Curious Creatures with National Geographic Explorer Kakani Katija, go Digging for Dinosaurs with Jurassic Park Science Adviser Jack Horner. Meet the giant (and oh so loveable!) Mola Mola Fish at Under the Ocean with National Geographic Explorer Tierney Thys. Discover the Scientific Dilemmas of Dippy the Dinosaur in a family show with Scientific Sue!  For young explorers and curious teens discover how to survive in the outdoors at Adventure Science with the Royal Geographical Society’s Huw James or visit Dublin Maker 2019 in Merrion Square to meet makers and inventors from all over Ireland.  For little ones (age 4+) discover a world of invention, music, and puppetry in some spellbinding children’s theatre at Cardboard Carnival or discover the world of Bubbleology at the Bubble Science Family Show at the Botanic Gardens

Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Interested in wow will creativity, design, and technology will transform how we live, how we learn and how we work? How will it help us re-imagine the skills of the future? Join us for Future/Island Conference 2019 a one day conference exploring the future of work, learning and play as we take a deep dive into the skills that we need to prepare for the future in a rapidly changing world.

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