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Space Week for Families- Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre

October 5, 2019 @ 12:00 PM .2:00 PM

General Admission Fees apply. Pre-booking required

Journey to the Moon

We’re delighted to announce an exciting programme of family friendly events at Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre for the upcoming STEM weeks. Each booking includes access to the science centre, 120 acres of gardens within the demesne as well as the playground which boasts Ireland’s tallest treehouse and a fully covered picnic area.

Adults: €9.50

Children: €5

Members 10% discount

Age 6+

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landings and Birr Castle’s connection to Neil Armstrong, join us for our Journey to The Moon workshop. This two hour workshop investigates the world of human space exploration from rocket launches to in-depth lunar discovery. How might the moon be used as a base for a human space flight to Mars? Explore how, why and when craters were formed on the moon’s surface. Build your own lunar buggy to overcome this bumpy surface.

Workshop price includes access to the 120 acres of gardens, the playground and Science Galleries in which you will see the Lunar Heat Machine, an amazing piece of engineering by the 4th Earl of Rosse that was the first to correctly measure the heat of the moon which was confirmed by the first astronauts to land there. A letter from Neil Armstrong to Lady Rosse is on display within the exhibition.

Spaces are limited. Early booking advised. To book phone 057 9120336


October 5, 2019
12:00 PM .2:00 PM
General Admission Fees apply. Pre-booking required
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Birr Castle
Birr, Offaly Ireland + Google Map

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