Something fun for the weekend for locals! This weekend, the Botanic Gardens will be playing host to Ireland’s only inflatable cinema. It will be open from Friday 1st November until Sunday 3rd November, so why not have a look? Best of all, it’s free.

“Attention all budding young minds! Prepared to be wowed by some of the most vivid and innovative short films from around the globe exploring our environment and biodiversity today with UCD Science Expressions Film Festival in partnership with The Festival of Curiosity.

Join us in Ireland’s only inflatable cinema from Friday November 1st to Sunday November 3rd, 12pm onwards to celebrate the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity with this eclectic programme of short films, inspiring wonder in the natural world.

FREE entry throughout the day – suitable for all the family – prepare to be amazed!

During your visit to the Pop-up Cinema in The National Botanic Gardens why not also check out this interesting Science Art Programme which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA.

The Sculpture – “What is Life” – which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix by James D. Watson and Francis Crick in 1953.

The Sculpture was commissioned by Professors John Atkins of University College Cork and David McConnell of Trinity College Dublin as a public celebration of Science in Ireland and to specifically celebrate the 60th anniversary of the discovery of The Double Helix by Watson and his colleague Francis Crick in April 1953.

The Sculptor, Charles Jencks, designs landscapes and sculpture and writes on cosmogenic art. He has devised a state of the art representation, for the first time in sculpture anywhere the many extraordinary new revelations made in the last 30 years about the novel roles of RNA in living organisms.
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