The diverse range of educational programmes on offer at Science Gallery provide young people with the opportunity to pursue creative ideas that interrogate and explore the boundaries of art and science.

OPEN MIND Studio is a week-long programme for Transition Year students and Home Educated students which aim to highlight the rich network of interconnections between science, the arts, culture, design, business and innovation. These programmes give students the opportunity to develop 21st Century skills - creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. The workshop sessions also offer the opportunity for students to interact with leading researchers, entrepreneurs and creative individuals and get an insight into the exciting career possibilities in these fields. 



Science Gallery Dublin is now accepting applications for OPEN MIND Studio 2019/2020 - any Home Educated student or student who will be in Transition Year in 2019/2020 can apply by completing THIS form. The closing date for applications for Term 1 has passed, however, the closing date for applications for Term 2 is December 13th 2019. There will be six OPEN MIND Studio weeks in each term. 


If you require any assistance in order to take part in our programme fully or are worried this programme might not be for you, don't hesitate to contact us at We are happy to tailor programmes to suit you!

Please note due to the high volume of applications, Science Gallery Dublin will not be able to respond to every applicant individually - we will be in touch via email if you have been successful in obtaining a place.


To sign up for updates on Science Gallery Dublin's programme of educational events for teachers and students, click here.




As part of the Trinity Education Project, eligible Trinity College Dublin students may broaden their university experience by taking a 5-ECTS Trinity Elective module. Science Gallery Dublin offers IDEA TRANSLATION LAB, a transdisciplinary module designed to challenge students to work collaboratively at the intersection between art, science, design and engineering. This elective is designed to stimulate the development of entrepreneurial, creative and critical thinking skills through collaborative group projects, which may have impact along different axes: social, scientific, cultural and commercial. The module will encourage students to reflect critically on the broader perspectives around the cultural, ethical and economic role of science in society including science policy and the commercialisation of new ideas. IDEA TRANSLATION LAB is offered in Semester 1, and each year focuses on the theme for the Science Gallery Dublin exhibition planned for the following summer. In 2019, the theme is SYSTEMS.

Learn more:
Course Coordinator: Mairéad Hurley