Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day

Due to the red weather warning the event has been cancelled








Join us for the 'Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day' in Alice Perry Engineering building at NUI Galway, where we celebrate Engineering as part of the Engineers Week 2020! This Family Fun Day will provide plenty of science and engineering shows, movie screening, workshops and hands-on activities that will inspire young (and older!!) people and help them learn about the world around us!

A number of tickets can be pre-booked for some activities - see table below.  Please read carefully the event details on the booking page.

Free parking for visitors is available throughout the main campus (staff & student parking). Please park in designated places only.

For any queries contact:
Jamie Goggins (,
Magdalena Hajdukiewicz ( or
William Finnegan ( 

 ActivityTarget age group Time LocationMore details & Booking
'Dream Big' movie screening All 10am, 12pm, 2pm ENG-G018 No booking required
'John Philip Holland: Submarine Inventor' movie screening All 11am, 1pm ENG-G018 No booking required
'It's all done with mirrors' Dr Ken show 7-15y 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2pm ENG-G017 Book here
'Using physics to engineer a better future' Anyone4Science show 5-12y 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm ENG-G047 Book here
'Water magic' workshop 5-15y 11am, 12pm ENG-G024 Book here
'Legs to legless' demonstration by Animal Ambassadors 6-12y 10am, 12pm, 2pm ENG-G037 Book here
'Fantastic DNA!' workshop by Cell EXPLORERS 8-12y 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm ENG-G008 Book here
'Know your brain and keep it happy and healthy' by J&J All All day ENG-G042 No booking required
3D printing demonstrations All All day ENG-G012 No booking required
Build your own wind turbine 7y+ All day ENG-G002 No booking required
What's a structure? 6y+ All day ENG-G002 No booking required
'Are you Stronger than a Superhero?' measuring human performance with electronics 6-15y 10am - 2pm ENG-G046 No booking required
Discover engineering with the Curiosity Box 5-12y All day ENG-G009 No booking required
Other activities, e.g. GEEC, CoderDojo, Enter the world of virtual reality All All day Foyer No booking required
Free LEGO play area All All day ENG-G002 No booking required
Free STEM play area All All day ENG-G007 No booking required
Sensory room All All day ENG-1001 No booking required
Visit to Energy Centre All All day Energy Centre No booking required

 The event is supported by:

Cell Explorers, the GEEC, CoderDojo, I-Form, EireComposites, Arup, RPS, Johnson & Johnson