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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.
|Activity||Target age group||Time||Location||More 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|
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