Featured Events

Drone Basics

"Family inclusive event, learn the basics about drones, how they fly, how to fly and get to ask questions from a real drone professional"
We even send you a free drone to help you learn
Age 10+ parental guidance recommended up to 14yrs.
This small drone is for INDOOR use only.

Further information: https://www.mayo.ie/science-technology

Planet Science

Join us for RealTimeScience sessions this November as part of Mayo Science Festival. Our re-imagined hands on sessions will allow kids to follow us as we experiment in real time. RTS sessions will be delivered in a private password protected session Online via zoom. Parents will be given a list of materials required for the experiments to purchase ahead of the session. Experiments we are looking forward to include:

-Candy DNA
-Acid Base Reactions
-Mini - Coke geyser
-Volcanoes
-Fruit canoes

These re-imagined sessions will be a (SWEET) treat for kids We are looking forward to it!

Further information: https://www.mayo.ie/science-technology

Let's Draw Saturn with Deirdre

In this event, Deirdre will draw the Saturn and talk about the details that make this planet so unique. Deirdre will also check where Saturn is in the sky during Science Week and give guidance so that you can find it from your garden.
Suitable for children aged 10 to 14.

The 2020 Mayo Science & Technology Festival runs from the 8th – 15th November.

Science Foundation Ireland coordinate Science Week throughout the whole country and we in County Mayo work with them every year to bring a range of events to Mayo residents.

This year has been very difficult for everybody and because of Covid-19 we have had to change how we deliver Science Week. The number of events that we can host this year is reduced and most events will be held on-line. This will be the first year that we will not be able to run our usual Family Open Day in GMIT.

On a more positive note, we will have a wide range of events for Mayo families.

See www.sfi.ie/events for details.

 Also visit our website www.mayo.ie/science-technology.

We hope you will enjoy the week and you're sure to find something of interest.

All Mayo Science Festival events are free of charge!