Showcasing the magic of science at Cork Carnival of Science 2024!

Members of the FreeHydroCells team from UCC and UCC Academy were delighted to share the magic of science with visitors of all ages at the Cork Carnival of Science 2024. The annual 2-day event attracts an estimated 75,000 visitors.

What is Cork Carnival of Science?

Cork Carnival of Science is annual festival which brings the magic of science to all the family! 

The 2-day event features over 50 exhibitors offering non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, street cuisine and a packed line-up of live entertainment. What’s more, 22 exciting science shows take place each day. Even better, it’s all free!

The 2024 Carnival took place from 8th – 9th June. The event is organised with support from Cork City Council and the Science Foundation of Ireland.

In the run-up to this year’s event, FreeHydroCells was pleased to be featured in two news pieces: 

Carnival of Science

A sunshine filled weekend of fun

The beautiful sunny weekend saw lots of budding scientists and visitors to the FreeHydroCells tent. It was wonderful to see so many intrepid scientists taking on the challenge of our Hydrogen Quiz, and the puzzles in our Activity Workbook. Our team of researchers were blown away by the enthusiasm and curiosity of our audiences throughout the weekend, especially among our younger visitors! 

One of the highlights of the day was the hydrogen experiment challenge – where visitors had the opportunity to create hydrogen using just water, salt, pencils and a battery. 

Visitors also enjoyed taking part in lots of other fascinating scientific experiments with our neighbours at University College Cork, including the UCC School of Chemistry and Tyndall National Institute.

Carnival of Science
Carnival of Science
Carnival of Science
Carnival of Science

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