Designed to devise interesting ways of bringing ‘science to life’, the series will take place in the RDS during the months of October and November and will then take to the road, travelling to libraries, schools and universities around the country.

This year, 17 bursaries were awarded to science educators from around the country to help inspire them to find creative ways of encouraging young people to see science as exciting, challenging and fun. This year the RDS-based programme will include 20 interactive demonstrations for senior primary pupils and junior and senior post primary students. Participants will be given an opportunity to conduct their own experiments and learn how the world in which we live functions.

Each demonstration will be approximately one-hour long with two demonstrations per day. All demonstration lectures will take pace in the RDS Concert Hall.

Primary school teachers please note attendance at the RDS Science Live series can be used to contribute towards Step 4 of the Award of Science Excellence.  

Senior Primary Cycle (Age 10 – 12) *

* Unfortunately  all Senior Primary Cycle demonstration lectures are booked out   .Sorry  !!!


Junior Cycle (Age 12 – 15)



Senior Cycle (Age 15+)



Booking Terms and Conditions 

All bookings must be made either by telephone or email to the contacts listed .


Admission fee :

€2 per student.

All accompanying parents are admitted free. Cheques need to be made payable to the RDS.

Bookings will be confirmed only if payment is received within five working days of the telephone or email booking.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and so early booking is advised.

Each demonstration lecture will last approximately one hour. Each accompanying parent will be provided with support materials for follow-up activities.

Parking is provided free of charge for all attending the event in the Merrion Road car park.

Advance notice of parking requirements should also be made at the time of booking.