The Festival Of Curiosity is Dublin's first annual festival of science and culture. For four days (25th - 28th July), Dublin's City centre will be transformed into a fun filled curiosity hub with free day-time events for families as well as an evening programme of debates, discussions and shows that will intrigue and challenge even the most curious of minds.

The Smock Alley Theatre building in Dublin’s Temple Bar will act as the hub for The Festival Of Curiosity. By day, step inside to experience Dublin's first interactive science playground, The Curiosity Carnival - a hands on adventure in science, play & curious technology for all the family. Spilling out from The Curiosity Carnival and into the venues and streets surrounding Temple Bar will be a curious trail of puzzles and riddles in the Science In The City treasure hunt, live performances, theatre, art/science workshops for children, Curious Creations at the LEGO Education® Hub in Filmbase, Dublin’s Mini Maker Faire, interactive science installations, exhibitions, walking tours exploring science in the city, exploding science shows, and a live curious heart of Dublin where people can come to share their wishes and help light the way to Dublin’s Curious Future.

By night, The Festival of Curiosity will combine Ireland’s rich history of storytelling & our extraordinary scientific heritage. Along with film screenings and theatre, there will be a series of interactive Curious Minds shows which will see some of the world’s most curious minds (from home & abroad), including Dara Ó Briain, assemble in Dublin this July to tell tales of science, serendipity & accidental ideas that changed the World, and pitch innovative visions for Dublin’s Curious Future. Here’s a snippet of the events you can enjoy at the festival:

Curious Features with RTÉ’s Rick O’Shea (FREE Event*)
Smock Alley Theatre | 25th July 2013
Six leading experts from the worlds of science, innovation, arts & culture, and technology will assemble in Smock Alley Theatre with RTE’s Rick O’ Shea to pitch their vision for the future.

*Suggested donation of €10.

 Curious Trails: Science in the City Treasure Hunt (FREE Event)
City Hall | 27th - 28th July 2013
Explore the science in the city through a curious trail of fun riddles puzzles and science. A fun day out for for all the family. participating teams will have the chance to win great family prizes.

Stella - A Play Abouty Women and Astronomy
Smock Alley Theatre | 26th - 27th July 2013
A play about Time and Space: two women astronomers, Jessica Bell from the 21st century and Caroline Herschel from the 18th century who look up at the same night sky and find themselves colliding in their search for understanding.

Fighting Words Curiosity - Creative writing Workshop (FREE Event)
Temple Bar Gallery | 28th July 2013

A creative writing workshop for 14 - 17 year olds, where participans will write creative pieces in respone to the curious images and objects on display as part of the festival.

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