The BT Young Scientist is the highlight of the science year for school children from all over Ireland.

Science has a ‘stuffy’ reputation of people in white coats, living in laboratories and working in solitude. The aim of the BT Young Scientist  is to dispel this myth and bring science to life.

The exhibition showcases what an interesting and varied career choice science can be and brings students on a rewarding journey of self exploration. Students themselves choose their own area of study, whatever stimulates their interests which, in turn, makes the whole experience personally fulfilling.

It’s aims to build ingenuity, creativity and excitement amongst students and to help them to understand the importance and relevance of the sciences in their everyday lives, while fostering the very skills that are essential for building a knowledge economy and the future prosperity of the island.

The BT Young Scientist  has broken all records with 1,616 projects entered into the 2009 exhibition.

BT Young Scientist of the year Emer Jones, has scooped second place for her project on “Research and Development of Emergency Sandbag Shelters” at the European Young Scientist competition in Copenhagen in September.  Emer, who was the youngest ever winner in the history of the BT Young Scientist last January, won €5000 in Copenhagen.


Date :-   Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th January / 


Time :-  Open at 9.30am, exhibition closes at 5.30pm each evening.


Admission :-  

  • Family Ticket: €30 – 2 adults and up to 3 children (Save up to €12)
  • Adults: €12
  • Students/Concessions: €6


Special Family Day on Saturday 10th of January.


School Trips

Primary Science Day

  • Thursday 8th January 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Special discount admission of €4 per pupil for groups of over 20. Accompanying Teachers admitted free.

Secondary School Visits:

  • Thursday 8th January 11.30am exhibition closes at 5.30pm
  • Friday 9th January 9.30am exhibition closes at 5.30pm

Special discount admission of €4.50 per pupil for groups over 20. Accompanying Teachers admitted free.