Visit an SFI Discover Centre for a captivating informal STEM learning experience.
Science Foundation Ireland’s network of STEM-related Discover Centres offer accredited workshops and programmes for primary schools.
These centres help schools engage learners in science outside of the classroom in a curriculum-relevant, hands-on way.
Discover Centres Network
Science Foundation Ireland has a network of Discover Centres offering accredited workshops and outreach programmes for primary schools on a range of themes encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Space. The network of Centres supports schools in engaging in science education outside of the classroom in a curriculum relevant and inquiry-based way and provides opportunities to meet scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines. Centres include the Zoo, national parks, interpretive centres, observatories, a fab lab and aquarium. Schools can gain credit towards their Science Foundation Ireland Curious Minds Awards by visiting a Centre.
There are a range of benefits for accredited Centres from sharing ideas at quarterly network meetings hosted at Discover Centres to CPD opportunities and promotion through this website and the SFI Curious Minds e-newsletter, which is sent to over 6000 registered teachers.