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Explorium

The Beacon Hotel is located close to Explorium, Ireland’s new National Sport & Science Centre. The impressive center contains more than 300 exhibits spanning 110,000 sq ft. It is located on the foothills of the Dublin Mountains near Sandyford just a short 8-minute drive from the hotel.

Explorium is split into 3 experiences: Science, Junior, and Sport each including a range of activities sure to provide something to wow every member of the family. Some exhibits are best appreciated by adults, teenagers and older children others are specifically created younger children and toddlers.

Challenge your mind in the science zone. Test your agility and feed your curiosity with more than 300 eye-popping interactive Science and STEM experiences! Make your own blockbuster in Movieworld, try to defy gravity in the amazing Gravity Rooms, get busy in Maker’s Lab and loads more…

Let the younger kids explore in the junior zone, a dedicated interactive fun zone, designed especially for little ones! With 50+ amazing science and sports activities, including a multi-sensory room and an amazing interactive aquarium. Plus, the Explorium Junior Team are on hand to explain the science (and to play!). The junior outdoor playground is weather permitting.

Get active in the sport zone. Climb to new heights in Conquer Your Fears or Urban Climb or explore down low in the world’s longest indoor caving challenge. Channel your inner Messi with a penalty shootout against our robot goalkeeper, enjoy the thrill of Ireland’s first F1 car simulators or experience a VR rollercoaster!

Opening Hours:

Science + Sport:
Mon-Thurs: 3-6pm

Fridays: 3-7pm 
Weekends, Bank and School Holidays: 10-7pm 

Junior: 
Mon-Fri: 9.30-5.30pm 
Weekends and holidays: 10-6pm 

Pricing & Booking Information:

Pricing varies depending on the activities and times chosen. Online booking is highly recommended, especially during peak times. Full details can be found here.

If you’re looking for something different to do during your stay at the Beacon Hotel in Dublin, Explorium is sure to engage the whole family in a day of learning, discovery and fun.