Location & Building
In 2016, under the leadership of the State Architect and with the support of the Trustees of the Charity, planning permission was granted to the Office of Public Works to build the National Children’s Science Centre at the North Wing of the National Concert Hall at Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin.
The Science Centre site will comprise the renovated Wing with a new extension built to the back incorporating a state-of-the-art Planetarium. In addition, rhyming with history, a tunnel will link this main building with the old UCD Engineering Lab which will also be fully renovated to house temporary and travelling exhibitions.
The overall footprint of the Science Centre will be ca. 9,500 square metres, with 2,500 square metres of permanent exhibition space and 500 square metres of temporary exhibition space.