Second Level Activities

Tour Options

Supernova Tour

The Supernova Package is the ultimate school tour bringing together our most popular activities including Castle Tour, Workshop, Star Show, and our brand new Ireland in Space exhibition

Your school group will start their visit with a workshop led by our experienced staff. The workshop topics must be selected in advance, so please review the options below before making your booking.

  • Cost: €9.00/student
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours including break for food (if required)
  • Capacity: 2 classes of learners

Stellar Tour

If your time is limited then the Stellar package could be ideal for your class. For 1.5 hours your group will have the Universe at their fingertips on the interactive self-guided experience Ireland in Space, as well as experiencing a Star Show and Castle Tour

  • Cost: €5.00/student
  • Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Capacity: From 10-80 students
Available Second Level Workshops

Workshop Details

Moon Workshop

Students will use models to explain features of the Moon, including the size of the Moon compared to the Earth, craters and lunar phases. Live Moon observations will be made (weather permitting and 3rd Quarter Moon Phase permitting).

Learning Objectives, Curricular Links and more here.

ExoWorlds Workshop

ESA’s CHEOPS spacecraft will look at stars beyond the solar system to discover more about their planets. Students will compare different extra-solar systems to our solar system and learn how scientists hunt for exoplanets. Students will consider the factors that determine the habitable zone around a star. Students will model the transit method of spotting exoplanets and investigate the factors that affect the type of planets that we are able to find.

Learning Objectives, Curricular Links and more here.

Ups and Downs Workshop

Ups and Downs combines two activities. Students will earn “money” by making and launching simple paper rockets. This “money” will be used to purchase materials for an egg-stranaut landing craft. In small teams, students will design, make and then test their landers by dropping them from the low roof of the Observatory

Learning Objectives, Curricular Links and more here.

Booking Your Tour
Booking Your Tour
Plan Your Visit

To book your session or to address any queries, reach out to our education team today. They will be happy to assist you in any way they can.