Is it teething time for your little one?
Awakening Curiosity Exhibition & Rooftop Art Garden
In celebration of Dublin City of Science 2012
23 June – 6 August 2012
The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Get down to The Ark this summer for Awakening Curiosity, an interactive art exhibition for children and families, with a playful twist of science. Explore how the natural world inspired the artworks on display, and discover everything from floating nests built with materials scavenged from the city, to a suspended shoal of recycled metal fish and a laser animation of a snail trail. You may even meet some mischievous creatures! And most importantly of all, don’t be afraid to ask “Why?, why?, why?. It’s The Ark’s favourite word this summer. After the exhibition, bring your experience and ideas to life in the indoor Rooftop Art Garden. Work with an artist to draw, sculpt and create using recycled materials and natural objects like stones, wood and shells. You can stay for as little or as long as you like. 
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (Closed Mondays, except bank holiday Monday 6 August).
Last admission: 4.15pm
Ages 4+
Tickets €4
No advance booking necessary – just drop  in!
Adults accompanying children do not need a ticket, price includes access to the Rooftop Art Garden
For more details go to or telephone 01 670 7788   
The Magic Turtle and the Jellyfish: part of Awakening Curiosity
26 June, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July
10-10.45am or 11.15am-12pm
Ages 2-3
The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Toddlers can learn the story of the magic turtle as he travels from tropical seas to Irish waters in search of jellyfish. Guided by artist John Kavanagh, our young artists will explore a sensory world of colour, light and sound and will make a simple artwork of an underwater creature to take home. Part of The Ark’s Awakening Curiosity Programme, in celebration of Dublin City of Science 2012.
Tickets €10/€8 concessions (price per session, includes access to the Awakening Curiosity exhibition. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, adults are free of charge.
Advance booking essential on or 01 670 7788



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