Fun, free and educational activities will introduce children to the science and mystery of our oceans.
Children can create their very own sea creature to take home at the Seven Seas Art Workshop, running from 12pm – 6pm each day. Design and construct a kite at the Go Fly Your Kite workshops provided by the Science Foundation Ireland.
Discover the creatures along the seashore with the Explorers Education ‘nobby boat’ with touch tank displays, experiments and demonstrations. Mould mountains and create patterns in kinetic sand with the INFOMAR Augmented Reality Sandbox.
Take time out in the ‘Sea Sanctuary’, an area for parents and children to relax and view free screenings of marine-themed films, including the popular Irish animation Song of the Sea. Hear tales of pirate adventures and magical sea creatures at the storytelling sessions running from 12pm to 4pm each day.
Explore the deep sea with an art-marine installation and short film which re-enacts the 2011 discovery of the Moytirra hydrothermal vent fields found along the mid-Atlantic range. Students from Cregmore National School have developed the installation together with artist Louise Manifold, as part of a collaboration between the Explorers Education Programme and the Tulca Offshore programme.
Children will also enjoy free face painting, fun photos at the Aunt Sally boards, as well as street theatre and roving seafaring entertainment.
All activities are free.