Cool Planet Experience
Interactive Climate Action at Cool Planet Experience
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.
Upcoming Events at CPE
Visit Ghoooul Planet Ex-Scream-ience this Halloween!
From Saturday 27th to Wednesday 31st October, at 12, 1, 2 and 3 pm, our Spooky Secret Garden and Climate Disaster Dome will take you to the year 2050 when climate change and the abuse of resources has destroyed the earth. Suitable for 7-12 year olds’, participants will learn all about surviving in a disaster zone and make a unique Halloween costume to take home! All materials are provided and the workshops are €10 per participating child and include our Centre Tour. Tours of our Centre leave every fifteen minutes from 10 am to last tour 4pm. BOO…K Now
Ph: + 353 (0)1 5180197
OPEN 7 DAYS: 10.00AM – 5.00PM
LAST TOUR: 4.00PM
EXPERIENCE TIME: 1 HOUR
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
CLOSED: CHRISTMAS DAY
Family €25, Adult €9, Child (7+) €5, Senior/Student €7
We offer tour operator group rates for 10 or more people.