Tickets released for Galway Science and Technology Festival Exhibition

The much-anticipated Galway Science and Technology Festival’s Exhibition Day will be held on the University of Galway campus on Sunday the 12th of November. Free tickets for exhibition day shows and workshops will be released on Saturday the 4th of November at 9am on

There will be 25 shows and hands-on workshops running all day long in addition to over 80 demonstrations and interactive exhibitions. Main sponsor Medtronic will fill the lobby of the Human Biology Building with Medtronic Junior Hospital, their interactive stand showcasing just some of the innovative work developed by the company. A LEGO Buzz Lightyear will greet you at the entrance to the Bailey Allen Hall where you will find exciting STEM demonstrations, a maths play area, 3D astronomy shows and so much more.

Festival Manager Anne Murray encourages families, individuals and young people of all ages to drop in on the day. “There is something for everyone at this exhibition, it is often mentioned as the highlight of the family calendar, ensure to join us and spark your curiosity about the world around us and what it means to be human”.

There is so much to choose from. You can get up close and personal with The Bug Doctor and his exotic pets including tarantulas, snakes, lizards and scorpions. You can visit the Teddy Bear Hospital, find out how to extract DNA from a banana, see parasites in VR, drive a Valeos self-driving car using a mobile phone, catch a science and engineering show with Scientific Sue and visit the schools exhibition stands.

The day finishes with the announcement of the 2023 Galway Science Person of the Year and the presentation of the ReelLIFE Science Awards. Doors open at 10am and you don’t need a ticket to browse the fantastic exhibitions and all are welcome. 2022 saw over 20,000 people visit the exhibition, making it the largest event in Ireland for Science Foundation Ireland’s Science Week.

The Festival runs for two weeks in total, right through the 24th of November. Full details at


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