The Cool Planet Experience is a fun, interactive climate action experience – the first of it’s kind in the world! Based within the beautiful Powerscourt House & Gardens, you can immerse yourself in the story of Ireland’s changing climate, the science behind it & discover some wonderfully innovative ( & high tech) ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The experience takes approx 1 hour & is the perfect accompaniment to a visit to Powerscourt House & Gardens.
Each visitor calculates their personal carbon footprint, the information is downloaded into a wristband, and as they go through the various rooms they experience the exhibition in a very personal way. The centre appeals to all ages and many of our visitors have described the experience as life changing. Connecting science, engineering, gaming and drama, the centre is the first of ten that are planned to open around the world over the next three years, with plans already in place for centres in Dubai and Sydney.
Cool Planet Experience is suitable for age 7+ and in addition to the tour, we offer a range of group and school workshop options led by one of our Planeteers, where visitors experience the explosive science of climate change and the engineering that will help solve it! All our interactive experiments, demonstrations and activities are curriculum linked, designed to ignite a curiosity of STEM subjects. Cool Planet Experience is an accredited Discovery Centre under Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme. Schools can gain credit towards their Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards by visiting our Centre. We also offer a range of second level workshops for TY, CSPE etc. and bespoke corporate experiences.
Powerscourt Estate is open all week (14th – 20th, June 2021) for visitors and annual members. We will remain open throughout filming in Enniskerry village.
Avoid traveling through Enniskerry village centre.
For the Summer months the Gardens are open from 09.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 9.30 to 19.00. The River Walk is open to members only 09.00 to 17.30.
The Garden Pavilion is open for all of your summer gardening needs. Powerscourt Golf Club is open for members and visitors.
The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (09.30 – 17.30 ). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 – 17.00). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 15.30 (Not available Friday the 11th of June).
Avoca Retail and The Design Loft are now open.
Neptune by Global Village – open on Monday the 14th of June.
Powerscourt Hotel is now open.
The following facilities will remain closed under current guidelines.
To keep all our visitors and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.
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