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Explorium is ideal for a family day out. A real 21st century hands-on experience where science and sport meet, with over 300 interactive exhibits designed to ignite curiosity in its visitors. For everyone age 2 years and up.

The Sports Science section is perfect for kids age 6 years and up. Test your speed, strength and agility on the same equipment used by the best soccer teams in the world. And you won’t want to miss Ireland’s first robot goalie who’s really hard to beat! Make sure to check out VR & Sport Simulator opening times upon arrival.

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The Science section has over 100 activities. Try making spiky crystals out of magnetic liquid, create whirlpools or twist electricity through incredible interactive weather exhibits. The Lightning Room is home to Ireland’s largest Tesla coil, where half a million volts are shot through the room. You’ll also find the 360 G-Force Bike, a Maker’s Lab and VR Planetarium.


The Junior area is dedicated to children age 2 – 6 years and typically takes about 2 hours. This section has 50+ amazing science and sport activities, including a multi-sensory room and the amazing interactive aquarium. Weather-permitting, outdoor play is available.


You can find refreshment at the ‘Lookout Cafe’ with its wholesome dishes from around the world and a very tasty view of Dublin! ‘Bean Café’ is in the Junior area and ‘Kono Café’ offers pizza in a cone! Look for the robot servers!

Booking online is advised.

Fully wheelchair accessible and buggy friendly. Carers admitted free.

Children under 12 must be accompanied at all times. Lockers are available.

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How to Get There

Explorium is located off Blackglen Road (opposite of Lamb Doyles) against the beautiful Dublin Mountains, with breath-taking views of Dublin City.

BY CAR: Start your magical journey into Explorium! We are just off Exit 13 on the M50 in South Dublin and easily accessed from most parts of the  country. Explorium has lots of parking for all our visitors.


Directions to Explorium from M50 North

At Junction (exit) 13, Take the R826 exit to Sandyford/Dundrum.

At the Roundabout, take the 1st exist onto Brehon Field Rd/R133

Turn left onto Grange Rd/R822(signs for Ticknock)

Turn left onto Harold’s Grange Rd/R113 continue to follow R113

After passing above the M50 look for the second left.

Turn Left, then Right (now you’re in the Explorium car park).


Directions to Explorium from M50 south

At junction 13, Use the left lane to take the R113 exit to Sandyford/Dundrum

Slight left toward Kilgobbin Rd

Turn right onto Leopardstown Rd/R113 continue to follow R113

After Passing Lamb Doyles Turn Right.

Turn Right again (now you’re in the Explorium car park)


Directions to Explorium from Dublin City Centre 

Head south on Aungier St/R114 toward Peter Row continue to follow R114

Slight right onto Harcourt St/R114/R811

Turn left onto Charlemont St

Continue onto Ranelagh Rd/R117

Turn right onto Milltown Rd/R117

Turn left onto Dundrum Rd/R117 continue to follow R117

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Wyckham Way/R117

Turn right onto Sandyford Rd/R117 continue to follow R117

Turn right onto Blackglen Rd/R113 (intersection where you can see Gala Express in front on your right) (first 4 street intersection after passing above the M50)

After Passing Lamb Doyles, turn Right.

Turn Right again (now you’re in the Explorium carpark)

Eileen Kearney of Easy Peazy

We spent a whole day here and could of done with at least three. We split up, Craig went with the older two and I went with our toddler meeting in the roof top garden at the top. There is really something here for everyone and the ticket price is very good value for money. the climbing looked awesome but you would want to have nerves of steel. Explorium is hands down one of my top things to do with kids in Dublin.”

Eileen Kearney, Easy Peazy Family Breaks




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Activity Type

National Science & Sports Centre


5 Stars