‘Sea Science – The Wild Atlantic’ explores the marine world – from the rocky seashore to the deep sea. Find out about how tides operate, multi-beam mapping, deep sea exploration and marine life in this interactive exhibition. Marine Institute staff will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

During the festival weekend, the sea science gallery will be enhanced by a resident scientist who will perform fun, hands-on experiments for children. Investigate the anatomy of a fish, find out about water pressure, ocean acidification, edible seaweed and more. There will also be marine science experiments on the water cycle, and how temperature and salinity affects ocean currents.

Fishy Faces Workshops
Friday 29th June – 3pm and 3.30pm
Saturday 30th June – 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Sunday 1st July – 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Led by Áine Lawless of Macnas, kids can create colourful fish and other sea-themed creatures to take home. These thirty-minute workshops are suitable for children 5 – 12 years of age. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No bookings required, just drop in on the day.

Fishy Faces Workshops – Galway Autism Partnership
Friday 29th June – 2pm
Saturday 30th June – 11.30am and 12.30pm
Sunday 1st July – 12.30pm and 1.30pm

SeaFest 2018 has partnered with Galway Autism Partnership, to offer workshops specifically for children with sensory difficulties, and their siblings. Áine Lawless of Macnas will assist children to create colourful fish and other sea-themed creatures to take home. Volunteers from Galway Autism Partnership will provide assistance during these thirty-minute workshops. To book a place, contact Galway Autism directly on 091 5888 99 and advise of any special requirements.

Become an official SeaRover with a mission – Protect the Deep Ocean
2018 is the International Year of the Reef and Marine Institute scientists will be sharing their stories about using the ROV Holland I to explore cold water coral reefs in Irish waters. Come meet the marine scientists who explore the deep-sea and go on a fantastic underwater adventure, watch the video, see the coral, complete the mission and become a SeaRover!

Galway City Museum is located beside Spanish Arch. Entry to the museum is free year-round, for more information visit www.galwaycitymuseum.ie