Free family fun day to take place in Galway City for Engineers Week 2023

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Photo: Magdalena Hajdukiewicz, University of Galway.

University of Galway is calling all wannabe engineers to participate in a free family event this weekend.

The ‘Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day’ event will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 10am to 4pm in the Alice Perry Engineering Building on the University campus.

Organised as part of Engineers Week 2023, which celebrates engineering across Ireland, the event will provide plenty of science and engineering shows, film screenings, workshops and hands-on activities that will inspire both the young and the old.

Families can attend two film screenings – Dream Big: Engineering Our World and John Phillip Holland: Submarine Inventor.

Professor Jamie Goggins, School of Engineering at University of Galway, said that children are natural engineers as they love to design and build things, using whatever they can get their hands on.

“With knowledge, innovation and creativity, engineers change the reality and future of all human beings,” said Prof Goggins.

“We want to see as many families join us for the day-long events to help mark and celebrate Engineers Week and explore engineering through exciting and fun, hands-on activities and shows, as well as meeting with practising engineers to better learn about the world around us, understand the role of engineering in our lives and its impact on our future.”

All details about the Family Fun Day available at

Tickets are free, and they can be booked for some shows in advance through the website.

Families are also advised that they can turn up on the day, on a first come, first served, basis.