Previous exhibitions at Science Gallery

  • 22.06.1208.09.12

    Hack The City

    Take Control

    The future evolution of cities is critically important, as we are becoming an increasingly urban species. Currently more than half of the world’s population lives in towns and cities. This trend is expected to continue. Of the estimated 8 billion people who will live in the world by 2025-2030, 5 billion will live in cities. Yet the majority of our city infrastructures are based on inherited historical layouts and systems.

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  • 27.04.1203.06.12


    Take a second look

    A free ‘lab in the gallery’ that explores your happiness through real experiments, celebrating 50 years of research at trinity college dublin’s school of psychology as part of the Dublin City of Science 2012 festival.

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  • 10.02.1205.04.13


    The taste of things to come

    Who knew that a forkful of food could have such a far reaching effect? Science Gallery’s first foray into food, EDIBLE, tackles this vast topic from the perspective of the eater, probing how our actions as eaters shape what is sown, grown, harvested and consumed.

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  • 21.10.1120.01.12


    The Future of Water

    The future of water is the subject of tension. Water is both disposable and sacred, a muse for artists and a necessity for life – a source of healing and of conflict. The earth has abundant water, but only a very small proportion is available for human use. How should this be managed and sustained, and what would a water-scarce future look like?

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  • 15.07.1123.09.11


    The Beauty of Chemistry

    ELEMENTS invites you to see Science Gallery's latest exhibition go off with a bang as we explore the beauty of the elements, the design icon that is the periodic table and stir up some reactions in the atomic kitchen. Science Gallery and Trinity College Dublin's School of Chemistry present an interactive exhibition exploring the beauty of chemistry.

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  • 15.04.1124.06.11

    Human +


    This major international exhibition draws together a range of installations ranging from a euthanasia roller coaster to the prosthetic head of Australian performance artist Stelarc. HUMAN+ also includes a children’s book illustrating the question on where babies come from in the IVF era to a vision of eternal life through digital means.

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  • 11.03.1108.04.11


    Have I seen you before?

    Eight separate experiments investigated a range of aspects of functional memory from how good your short-term memory is to how and why we evolved memory in the first place. Be prepared for a barrage of information you will have to recall including numbers, letters, faces and even smells! We're also inviting people to come and record their earliest ever memory as MEMORY LAB seeks to amass the largest database of earliest memories in the world.

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  • 28.01.1125.02.11


    The Living Art Experiment

    Why VISCERAL?  There is something that makes us a little uneasy, perhaps even queasy, about the idea of creating artworks from living tissue. VISCERAL incorporates ten years of SymbioticA’s challenging work at the frontier between fine art and biotechnology and forms a series of provocations and puzzles around the nature of the living and non-living. Curated by Oron Catts and Dr Ionat Zurr, the works are occasionally playful, frequently uncanny and may even appear to be sentient.

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  • 10.10.1022.12.10



    There is a 'green wave' of innovation that is propelling a new generation of start-ups from Silicon Valley to Shanghai to propose a host of solutions to our current environmental challenges. From electric vehicles to renewable energies, from hydroponic vegetables to bamboo bicycles, sustainable design and green technology offer huge creative and commercial opportunities for budding inventors.

  • 02.07.1001.10.10


    Music And The Body

    What makes us dance? Why do we sing the blues? Could there be a formula for the perfect hit? Music is a central part of the human experience, but what is the natural force that drives us to sing, strum, drum and dance? What is the scientific basis of whistling, humming and toe-tapping?