Imaginosity is a child-centred creative and educational interactive space for children under 9 and their families, a space for adults and children to engage in creative play. Imaginosity champions the ‘hands-on, minds-on’ philosophy that encourages all visitors to get involved and have fun while learning.
Every day Imaginosity offers a wide variety of workshops and classes in arts and crafts, computers, music and theatre – in the Art Studio, in the Children’s Theatre Space and in the Cyber Room. There is no additional fee for most workshops.
The Imaginosity Museum Theatre offers children the opportunity to engage in role-play, improvisational drama and more formally directed theatre, engaging the talent of performers both young and old. Visitors can try on costumes, put on make-up, interact with the props, change the scenery, operate the lights, and create their own stories.
Would you like to be a rock star; part of a band; dance with your friends in the music corner? Visitors can put on a costume, grab a guitar and watch themselves perform on the big screen.
In the News and Weather Station section, you can create your own news story and deliver it to camera. You can operate the camera in the news studio and capture the young news readers as they deliver the day’s news.
In the Construction Company area, visitors can grab a yellow plastic hardhat and tool belt, load up with child-friendly tools and get ready to join in the building fun. Operate a crane to lift solar panel windows onto the roof; build up exterior walls with sponge bricks; paint the interiors in one of the three houses; and lay magnetic wallpaper in a room to liven up the space.
Other exhibit areas include the climber, the town centre, the garage, the roof, Dr Apple a Day’s office, the library, the bank, the gallery, the puppet room, and the maths house.
Open 7 days.
Mon: 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm.
Tues – Fri: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm.
Sat/Sun: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Bank Holiday Mondays: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm.
Usually closed on Monday mornings.
Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan.
Imaginosity operates two hour sessions which you can book into. The session times are as follows: Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 am, 12.00 pm, 2.00 pm & 4.00 pm; Tuesday – Friday: 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 pm & 4.00 pm. Booking is advisable.
Imaginosity operates a ‘timed-ticketing’ system, during busy periods including Fridays, weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. Timed-ticketing will guarantee you a minimum of a 2-hour visit to the museum at set times.
Workshops operate on a first come first served basis. Check with reception on arrival. The website has a detailed calendar telling you what is on now and what events are upcoming.
Imaginosity, The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Tel: 01 2176130
€8 for children and adults; concessions.