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Education at Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre

Unfortunately as a result of covid-19, all educational programs are on hold for now,  (dated July 2021)

Birr Castle Great Telescope - Science and Education, Ireland

School Tours at Birr Castle Demesne – unfortunately due to COVID only self-guided Solar Trail or The Quest is available to school groups.   Please contact 

At Birr Castle  Demesne we have designed a range of school tour packages to suit all group sizes and ages. Our tours are designed to be fun and educational,
and aim at inspiring students to explore science, astronomy, engineering and biodiversity.
Please see details below on our specially designed tour packages: Discover Primary School Maths and Science Tour/Guided Discovery Tour/Discovery Quest Tour.

Discover Primary Maths and Science Tour  – NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. 
Suitable for 3rd – 6th class
At Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre your class will enter a world of fun-filled exploration.
Your class will embark on a journey like no other as they encounter rivers, waterfalls, a lake, a 17th century castle, the famous Great Telescope, the historical Science Centre,
Ireland’s Tallest Treehouse and the I-LOFAR Radio Telescope.
This tour includes an interactive workshop, where students work in groups to launch rockets!
If your school is participating in the Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme,
a visit to us will count towards your Award of Science Excellence.
€10.00 per student

Outdoor Guided Discovery Tour
Suitable from age 5 upwards

This tour is designed to bring out the little explorer in both students and teachers alike!
Our experienced tour guide will take your students on an inspiring tour of one of Ireland’s most extraordinary places. Students will encounter rivers, waterfalls, a lake, a 17th century castle the famous Great Telescope, I-LOFAR radio telescope and Ireland’s Tallest Treehouse.
€7.00 per student

The Quest 
Suitable from age 6 – 12
Students will be given a quest map to complete as they journey through history, astronomy, science and biodiversity. During their visit they can explore the historic Science Centre, the famous Great Telescope, the I-LOFAR radio telescope, rivers, waterfalls, a lake, a 17th century castle, and Ireland’s Tallest Treehouse!
€6.00 per student