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Igniting creativity and discovery where art and science collide

Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin is a world first: a new type of venue where ideas meet and opinions collide. 

The mission of Science Gallery Dublin is to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide through connecting, sharing and surprise. Science Gallery Dublin achieves this by encouraging the audience to discover, express and pursue their passion for science through an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, events and experiences.

In 2008, a car park in a forgotten corner of Trinity College Dublin was transformed into a living experiment called Science Gallery. Through a cutting-edge programme that ignites creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery Dublin encourages young people to learn through their interests. Since opening in 2008, over two million visitors to the gallery have experienced over 37 unique exhibitions ranging from living art experiments to materials science and from the future of the human race to the future of play.

Science Gallery Dublin develops an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events fuelled by the expertise of scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. The focus is on providing programmes and experiences that allow visitors to participate and facilitate social connections, always providing an element of surprise.

Highlights include:
  • A constantly evolving programme of exhibitions, events, talks and workshops.
  • Hands-on and interactive exhibits are staffed by our brilliant and knowledgeable student mediators.
  • Special late-night events to celebrate the themes of each exhibit check our website for the latest details.
  • Open late from Tuesday-Friday
  • A world-class cafe and gallery shop on-site.

Visitor Information

Open Year Round

*Currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Science Gallery: Exhibition open Tuesday to Friday 12:00 - 20:00; Saturday and Sunday 12:00 -17:00.

Cafe & Shop: Open Monday: 08:00 to 17:00 and  Tuesday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00; Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

Contact Details

Science Gallery Dublin
Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

T: +353 (0) 1 896 4091
W: www.dublin.sciencegallery.com


Last Admission: 30 minutes before closing

Closed: The Science Gallery can be closed sometimes between exhibitions - check www/dublin.sciencegallery.com for latest details.

Approx. visit duration: 60 minutes

Admission Prices 2020

Admission to Science Gallery Dublin is Free

Other Useful Information

Information guides available in English.


The Science Gallery Cafe has been called ‘the best cafe of any science centre in the world’ (The Times ). Open daily, it serves Cloud Picker coffee from Dublin City’s first micro coffee roastery on Sheriff Street, as well as an extensive breakfast and lunch menu featuring hearty soups, salads, daily specials, sandwiches and pizza.

There is a gift shop on-site selling a wide array of books, gifts and science kits.

There is parking available on street approximately five to ten minutes’ walk from the location. The Science Gallery is also well served by all public transportation, including bus, LUAS and Dart services.

Fully accessible with an accessible toilet. however please note that exhibition layouts and content change with each new show, and while every consideration is made for access, it cannot be guaranteed email ahead of visit for more information.

Pre-booking is not required unless large groups wish to book their own guided tour with one of Science Gallery Dublin mediators.


  • Special Commendation, European Museum of the Year Awards
  • Overall winner, Culture and Tourism category, Irish Times Living Dublin Awards
  • Best Cultural Institution, Shorty Awards
  • ICT Excellence Award for Best use of Technology in Education
  • Irish Web Award for Best Education and Third Level Website

Map Location

Science Gallery Dublin is located at Trinity College Dublin in the heart of the city centre. It is served by all cross city buses, LUAS and the DART.
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