Community Spaces

Cork Science Festival is proud to partner with Cork County libraries & many community spaces to offer science workshops in non formal settings - some of our activities are below.


The Secret Spectrum

In this workshop, IPIC investigate what colour light really is and look at the different types of light sources. Students will each make their own spectroscope to investigate light and lasers during the workshop. Students can take away their homemade spectroscope and explore the different lights in their home and school.

Junior Robotics 

LEGO Education 

Learn it  are Ireland's only provider of LEGO Education services. Junior Robotics Workshops enable children to discover Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a fun, engaging and hands-on way. Working with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 resources, students will be introduced to the world of robotics by building and programming robots to complete various challenges.

Ocean Devotion

MaREI The Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy brings this session to look at the importance of protecting our oceans and all their inhabitants! Pupils will discover the seas and animals to be found at the sea shore, all through fun marine-themed arts and crafts activities.  

Microbe Magic is a fun interactive exploration of science. Researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute will run through the science behind the immune system. The talk will include different ways that our body can defend us against bad bugs and why good (beneficial) bugs can help to keep us safe. There will lots of opportunities to ask questions and get stuck into some fun with good and bad bugs with a hands-on experiment, quiz and prizes.

Microbe Magic 

Could you be a bloody detective? Find out with INFANT what blood is made of, how to find the hidden clues and protect the evidence.... Discover how these mystery molecules are working to help mums and babies, and make your own freezer a biobank!

Bloody Detectives:

Mystery Molecules

Learn It workshops bring science and maths alive in a fun and engaging way. Using LEGO Education resources to predict, estimate, observe, measure, and record investigations, participants exercise scientific inquiry skills through direct hands-on STEM activities.  

Machines &



This Autumn the Glucksman invited children to explore art that engages all of the senses. Over the course of 4 weeks, participants worked with artist Peter Nash to experiment with a variety of art materials and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) techniques to create their own artworks. These artworks are on display in the Glucksman Foyer Exhibition Space as part of Cork Science Festival.

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