Playful Days & Curious Nights
at The Festival of Curiosity 2015

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Thursday (July 23)
Friday (July 24)
Saturday (July 25)
Sunday (July 26)
  • The Curiosity Box*
    Meet the top curious minds in the world hacking the future of design, fashion, genetics and technology.
    Round Room Venue, Mansion House
    Friday, July 24th
    Doors @ 19.30
    Show / #CuriousNights
  • Curiosity Garden: Picnic With Your #Grandpals
    Pack a picnic (and your wellies) for our Bubble Factory, Giant Balloons & Up to Your Element Outdoor Stage.
    Wood Quay Amphitheatre (Entry from Fishamble Street)
    Sat July 25
    12.00 - 17.30
    Free Family Event.
    Curious Days
  • DESIGN FUTURES: Fashion, Body & The Mind
    Irish Design 2015 lunchtime panel with Amy Congdon, Shane O' Mara & Shaun O'Boyle hosted by Claire O'Connell
    Boy's School @ Smock Alley Theatre
    Thursday 23rd July
    13.00 - 14.00
    Free Admission
    Design / Lunchtime Panel
  • Ugly Animals Dublin*
    The search for Dublin's minging mascot.
    Round Room Venue, Mansion House
    Thursday July 23
    Doors @ 19.30
    Admission: €10
    Comedy / ADULT EVENT (18+)
  • Curiosity Carnival*
    A hands on adventure in science, play & curious technology
    Book early to avoid disappointment!
    Smock Alley Theatre
    Thurs 23rd - Sun 26th
    Hourly Sessions
    Free Family Event
    #CuriousDays / Family
  • Disney Pixar's INSIDE OUT
    Meet the little voices inside your head.
    Cineworld Dublin
    Thursday, 23rd July
    Free Event
    #grandpals / Film Screening
  • LEGO! Curious Creatures
    Come out to play at The Festival of Curiosity as we take over City Hall and fill it with our favourite building blocks of imagination, LEGO!
    Dublin City Hall
    Sunday, July 26th
    10.00 - 16.00
    Free Family Event
    #CuriousDays / Family
  • Origami Zoo
    Help build Dublin's very first paper Zoo!
    Coach House @ Dublin Castle
    Friday - Sunday (July 23 - 26)
    11.30 - 16.30 Daily
    Free Family Event / Drop In
    Curious Days
  • Get 'Up To Your Element; with Curious Chemistry
    From our bubblearium to our Curiosity Box get curious about chemistry in our Up To Your Element programme stand supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry.
    Thurs July 23 - Sun July 26
    Up To Your Element Stand / Curious Chemistry
  • Dr. Death & the Medi-Evil Medicine Show
    A historically, scientifically accurate panto for children and other childish people.
    Smock Alley Theatre
    Thursday July 23
    10.30 / 12.00 / 13.30
    Admission €4
    Family Show
  • Ugly Animals Family Roadshow
    Packed full of giggles a family show exploring the animal kingdoms most monstrous.
    Smock Alley Theatre
    Friday 24th - Saturday 26th
    10.30 / 12.00 / 13.30
    Tickets €4
    Family Show
    On your bike! Join us for a night cycle through Dublin to Dunsink Observatory for summer night stargazing & astronomy.
    Leaving from Smock Alley Theatre
    Friday, July 24th
    Departing at 21.00
    Free Event
    Night Cycle / #UrbanExplorers
  • Anatomy of a Lobotomy*
    A live performance of a radio documentary on the shocking, secret history of lobotomy in Ireland
    Smock Alley Theatre
    Thursday July 23
    Doors @ 19.30
    Tickets €12
    Curious Nights / Adult
  • Date night / Love Hack*
    Saturday Night is Date Night at The Festival of Curiosity. #LoveDublin
    Smock Alley Theatre
    Saturday, July 25th
    19.30 until late
    Tickets €12
    #CuriousNights / Adult Only Event
    Scientific Sue's brand new brain tickling science show
    Multiple Venues
    Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26
    10.30 / 12.00 / 13.30
    Tickets €4
    Family Show
  • Dublin Maker*
    Meet the Makers! A hands on, family-friendly celebration of making.
    Physics Garden Trinity College
    Saturday July 25th
    10.00 - 18.00
    Free Entry
    Family Event
  • COPYRIGHT OR WRONG?* Artistic License in Ireland
    Where is the boundary between artistic integrity and legal programming?
    Science Gallery Dublin
    Thursday July 23
    18.00 - 19.15
    Free Admission
    Panel Discussion
  • Bikes Vs Cars*
    a film by Fredrick Gretten that follows the passionate activists who are fighting for change in a society that is dominated by cars
    Smock Alley Theatre
    Friday July 24th
    Free Admission
    Film Screening
  • Digging for Dinosaurs*
    With Jack Horner, world leading palaeontologist & science advisor to Jurassic Park
    The Mansion House
    Friday July 24th
    Free Event / Booking Required
    Family Explorer Talk Series
  • Tales From the Cryptid*
    A short and snappy documentary about fantastic beasts, hoaxes, tall-tales - and why [and how] some created them, while others set out to debunk them.
    Festival Soundtrack / Download
    July 23rd - July 26th
    Carry in your pocket!
    Produced by Maurice Kelliher & Shaun O'Boyle
    Radio Documentary / #UrbanExplorers
  • Curious Trails: Treasure Hunt
    Explore the City on a curious trail of puzzles, riddles & science for all the family.
    Register at City Hall
    Sunday, July 26th
    10.30 - 16.00
    Free Event
    Treasure Hunt / #CuriousDays
  • Curiosity Cabinets Tour at The Dead Zoo
    With Catherine McGuinness
    The Natural History Museum
    Thurs / Sat
    Various Times
    Tickets €4 / €10 Family
    Walking Tour / #UrbanExplorers
  • Urban Explorer Nature Walk*
    Explore the city’s wildlife & our favourite Dublin city parks
    Meeting @ St. Stephen's Green
    FRI / SAT / SUN
    Various TImes
    Tickets €4
    Walking Tour / #UrbanExplorers
  • The Giant Balloon Show
    Guaranteed to have you in stitches and in awe simultaneously!
    Wood Quay Venue
    Thursday, July 23rd
    13.30 & 15.00
    Free Admission
    Family Show / #CuriousDays
  • Memory of Place #Dublin
    Explore Dublin with Dr. Niamh Shaw where the most wonderful things happen in the most insignificant places.
    July 23rd - 26th
    Free/ Location based App
    Location based App / #UrbanExplorers
  • DESIGNING REALITY: Creating the environments of the Future
    Year of Design lunchtime panel with Alex Rothera, Hilary O'Shaughnessy & Abraham Campbell
    The Coach House @ Dublin Castle
    Friday, July 24th
    13.00 - 14.00
    Free Event
    Panel Discussion / Adult Event
  • Explore & Excavate at Dublinia
    Stick on your high vis vest and hard hat and become an archaeologist and hunt for artefacts in the Dig Room at Dublinia
    Sunday, July 26th
    11.00 - 16.00
    Included with Dublinia Entrance Ticket
    Workshop / #CuriousDays
  • Senet Making Workshop
    Step away from the screen and back in time at Chester Beatty Library with this crafty workshop where you will make your very own senet (an ancient Egyptian board game) & play the game Pharaohs.
    Chester Beatty Library
    Saturday, July 25th
    11.30 - 14.30
    Free Event / Booking Required
    #CuriousDays / Workshop
  • Origami Workshop
    Hone your paper crafting & animal making skills in this 1.5 hour workshop in Origami hosted by Chester Beatty Library
    Chester Beatty Library
    Saturday, July 25th
    15.00 - 16.30
    Free Event
    Workshop / #CuriousDays
  • Curiosity @ The Botanic Gardens
    Physics Busking (Sunday only), Tours & Trails (Thurs - Sunday).
    National Botanic Gardens
    July 23 - 26
    Check listing for times
    Free Family Event
    Curious Days / Family
  • Memory Bank
    Make some summer memories with your #grandpals this summer.
    Boys School at Smock Alley Theatre
    Friday 24 - Sunday 26
    Access via Curiosity Carnival