Northern Ireland Science Providers

Science Venues to Visit:

W5, Belfast
W5 is Ireland's award winning science and discovery centre at Odyssey in Belfast. With over 250 interactive exhibits and a changing programme of events, shows and exhibitions, W5 is a great value day out for all the family!


Armagh Planetarium
Armagh Planetarium is a world-renowned astronomical educational establishment. Established in 1968 its purpose is to bring astronomy to a wider audience.

Outreach Providers:

Science 2 Life (Scientific Sue)
Sue McGrath aka ‘Scientific Sue’ is the Director of Science2Life, an outreach educational provider and consultant dedicated to the communication of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in a passionate and engaging fashion. Her aim is to “effect change, achieve results and make science fun!”


Science Starz
Science Starz delivers workshops and hands-on experiments that are curriculum led, covering a wide variety of areas. They offer fun, engaging science demonstrations with lots of whizz, pops & bangs!


Sentinus is a not for profit educational charity which works with schools and colleges throughout Northern Ireland to deliver programmes which promote engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and support the development of young people by enhancing their essential life skills to more than 50,000 students annually.


STEM Aware
For schools STEM Aware has many one hour lessons developed as kits that link to ‘World Around Us’ (WAU) topic work and themes, while some themes continue to be developed there is a large bank of hands on kits to match the ‘World Around Us’ area of learning that includes science and technology. They are widely suitable for all ages but the skills being applied progress upwards from P1 - P7.