Discover Primary Science (DPS)
Galway Atlantaquaria - Putting the Sea into the SESE Curriculum!
Watch the video to see our DPS Programme in action. Click here for our DPS brochure.
Welcome to our Discover Primary Science Seashore Sensations Project
Galway Atlantaquaria are offering a 3 hour Science Programme based around the Materials, Energy and Forces, Environmental Awareness and Care, and Living Things modules of the SESE Curriculum, aimed primarily at 8-12 year old children and adaptable for younger students.
Science Special OffersGuided Tour of the Aquarium (60 min)
€4.75 per student
During this interactive tour study some of Irelands amazing marine and freshwater life, hold a spider crab and a starfish and help our staff feed some of our fish.
Add one or more of the following options to enhance your science experience at Galway Atlantaquaria
Science Experiments (50 min)
Bring science to life in our Explorers laboratory. Observe marine life under the microscope, launch rockets and make slime to investigate materials and energy and forces. If you enjoyed the experiments that you carried out at the aquarium you can see the details of some of them on our experiments page.
Animal Anatomy (50 min interactive presentation and dissection)
Learn about different types of animals and their special features, such as camouflage and body shape. Take a closer look at a very special invertebrate while taking part in a squid dissection.
Seashore Safari (90 min)Take a trip to our local shore, Grattan Beach to learn about Galway’s seashore life. Identify the animals and plants found there and how they live together. This activity is subject to weather and tides and can be carried out with a maximum of 30 children at an additional cost of €2 per child.