Discover Primary Science and Maths

Discover Science Centres

About the Discover Centres Network

Discover Centre logoDPSM has a network of Discover Centres offering accredited workshops and outreach programmes for primary schools on a range of themes encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Space. The network of Centres supports schools in engaging in science education outside of the classroom in a curriculum relevant and inquiry based way and provides opportunities to meet scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines. Centres include the Zoo, national parks, interpretive centres, observatories, a fab lab and aquarium. Schools can gain credit towards their Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards by visiting a Centre.

There are a range of benefits for accredited Centres from sharing ideas at quarterly network meetings hosted at Discover Centres to CPD opportunities and promotion through and the DPSM e-newsletter, which is sent to over 6000 registered teachers.

Interested in joining the Discover Centres network?

Applications are usually invited from organisations interested in joining the SFI Discover Centres Network in spring each year. The online application, guidance documents and deadline will be posted on this page and you can view last year's application form here (for information purposes only). If you would like to receive notification when applications open, please let us know at

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Select a marker from the map below to find out the details of the Centres in your locality.

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Please note: DPSM has accredited the specific workshops available for DPSM schools at these centres as being suitable for the DPSM programme. Science Foundation Ireland has no responsibility whatsoever for the centres other than the accreditation of the specific workshops. It is the responsibility of each school to satisfy itself that child protection, health and safety and other arrangements, including appropriate insurance covers, at a centre meet the school's policies.