Science Festival Returns

Science Festival Returns

Polish your Petri dish and break out the Bunsen burners, Cavan-Monaghan Science Festival is back!

Published on: 19 Oct 2018

Taking place from 10-24 November across the two counties, this award-winning festival celebrates, explores and promotes the wonders of science, technology, engineering arts and maths (STEAM) in our everyday lives. 

Organised by Cavan County Council, Monaghan County Council, and Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), in association with Science Foundation Ireland, the festival features lots of fascinating events exploring everything from the science of superheroes to nanotechnology, science behind baking to Crime Scene Investigation, wonders of the cosmos, water for wellness to the mystery of food labelling or try your hand at coding, podcasting, 3D CAD, Lego storyland, to dealing with serious topics such as cancer, HPV, autism and dementia.

Highlights in Cavan this year will include the Cavan Energy Expo, which takes place on Thursday, 8 November from 12-4pm at Johnston Central Library, and the Big Bear Planetarium, which takes place on Saturday, 10 November at 11am in Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff.

For those who want to relax, a workshop on The Science of Yoga and Music takes place on Thursday 15 November in the CMETB Ballyjamesduff Adult Education Centre, while Meteorologist and weather forecaster with RTÉ One, Gerry Murphy will give a talk on Irish Weather and Climate Change on Tuesday, 20 November at 7pm in Johnston Central Library, Cavan.

There really is something for everyone, so to find out more about an event near you, log on to or book directly at Eventbrite.