Fantastic DNA at Home

Discover DNA, the instruction book found in all living things!

About the event:

Work like a modern biologist in your home and extract DNA from cells that make up all living things, with both scientific small equipment and everyday life items. Children will work with the support of their parents/Guardian and the Cell EXPLORERS team from NUI Galway! Participants prepare DNA from banana cells assisted by scientist explainers during a secure zoom meeting. The activity will be run in small breakout rooms and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the scientists present. No Science background necessary to attend the event. The Cell Explorers online code of behaviour will apply during all sessions (download it here).

Suitable : For all, from 10+. Children must be under the supervision of an adult. Suitable for children between 6 and 9 if adult helper is present.

Tickets: One ticket per family. Sales close on 7th of November or 14th of November

Pre-requisite: Registered participant who have entered a valid postal address (including Eircode) will be sent a checklist of the necessary items. They will also receive a small science kit guaranteeing the success of the experiment. The kit includes hand sanitiser that contains 80% ethanol and no gelling agents. Ensure to include your EIRCODE in your booking to receive your kit.

Cell Explorers is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

What others said about the workshops:

‘Interesting and worthwhile, real science in action!’

“Fantastic for inquisitive children. Very well structured, well organized and well run.’

‘My son loved the live experiment. The live experience kept him engaged the whole way through. It was far more engaging than watching and following a pre-recorded video. He enjoyed seeing the other kids taking part, being involved in the poll and asking questions. Thank you to everyone involved!’




1pm & 3pm


By video call - details to be posted


60 mins


Ages 10+


20 families per session