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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.

Find a Centre

Plan your school visit to one of our Discover Centres.

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Join the Network

Every spring, we invite organisations to help us support science education outside the classroom. Learn more about what it means to join the network.

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