Music Gigs: SPACE

17 Nov - 18 Nov

Always popular with The Ark's audience, Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden invite children aged 6+ to take part in a musical exploration into space! Part of Science Week at The Ark

Music Gigs: SPACE

Family Talk: My Place in Space

19 Nov

How was our Solar System made? How do we smash an atom? Did you know that we are all made from star dust? Find out in this special space-themed Science Week event

Family Talk: My Place in Space

Talk for Grown-ups: The Ombudsman for Children

23 Nov

In the week of Universal Children’s Day and as we acknowledge the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), we have invited Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children to give a talk for adults.

Talk for Grown-ups: The Ombudsman for Children

Tracks in the Snow - The Henry Girls

1 Dec - 30 Dec

Back by popular demand this Christmas, follow the heavenly harmonies of The Henry Girls into an enchanting world of winter!

Tracks in the Snow - The Henry Girls

Music in Glass Exhibition

20 Jan - 10 Feb

We explore sound captured in glass in this beautiful exhibition of work by Irish glass artist Róisín de Buitléar. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2018

Music in Glass Exhibition

Trad Gigs for Children: Socks in the Frying Pan

26 Jan - 27 Jan

A gig for children of all ages from this multi-award winning trio from Co Clare, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2018

Trad Gigs for Children: Socks in the Frying Pan

Give Trad a Try 2018

27 Jan - 28 Jan

Have a go at playing traditional music on one of a range of instruments at our popular drop-in sessions for beginners. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2018

Give Trad a Try 2018

Children’s Crafts Club

27 Jan - 28 Jan

Try your hand at a variety of fun crafts using different materials at this year’s Children’s Crafts Club for Ages 4+. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2018.

Children’s Crafts Club

Early Years: The Butterfly & The Mockingbird

28 Jan

A delightful music performance from an outstanding duo that will take you on a musical tour of traditional, classical and other world music! For ages 3-6.

Early Years: The Butterfly & The Mockingbird

Children’s Open Trad Session 2018

28 Jan

If you’re aged 6+ and play an instrument, this is your chance to come and play in a real trad session! Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2018

Children’s Open Trad Session 2018

Lego Animation Workshops 2017

13 Feb - 16 Feb

Make your own Lego movie in this hands-on workshop with Brick Flicks. Part of Fantastic Flix at The Ark.

Lego Animation Workshops 2017

Discover Graphic Design for Filmmaking

17 Feb

Join Annie Atkins, Graphic Designer on The Box Trolls and The Grand Budapest Hotel in a fun workshop in which you will create a passport for Dracula, just as she would for the movies!

Discover Graphic Design for Filmmaking

Talk for Grown-Ups: Migration & The Artist

26 Feb

As part of the PUSH project The Ark is delighted to present a free talk on art and migration in the global world by writer Karthika Nair.

Talk for Grown-Ups: Migration & The Artist

Me & The City

3 Mar - 31 Mar

Discover and explore the colours and textures of a city and its environment and how architects and artists create the iconic buildings, sculptures and street art within it.

Me & The City

Schools: Me & The City

6 Mar - 22 Mar

In Me & The Cityyour class will discover and explore how a city is planned, created and developed. Working with artist Jole Bortoli, they will learn how architects work and look at artists who have created landmark sculptures and colourful big-scale street art.

Schools: Me & The City

Early Years Workshops: My Town

8 Mar - 24 Mar

Our youngest participants can also get involved with Me & The City with these gentle, creative workshops for Ages 2-4.

Early Years Workshops: My Town

4-Day Visual Art Camps

26 Mar - 6 Apr

Be part of the youngest architectural design team in town! During this enjoyable and highly creative camp you will work in groups to plan, design and build a model for The Children’s Quarter, a new urban development and landmark for the city of Dublin.

4-Day Visual Art Camps