BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

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BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

8th - 11th Janruary 2020

in the RDS


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Enjoy a fun and relaxing overnight stay in one of our fabulous rooms at the Grand Canal Hotel.

Choose from double or twin bedded rooms and enjoy a peaceful stay, all bedrooms are generously sized and feature bath and shower en-suite.

Each of our rooms feature a Lavazza coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, complimentary water, Smart TV and luxurious toiletries.

With the train and dart station less than a two minute walk from our front door, we are in the perfect location for getting to the RDS, where the Exhibition is being held. 

Dublin is serviced by an excellent network of regional flights allowing for a wide range of options for your convenience wherever you are travelling from.

It gets better.. book direct with us and receive complimentary car parking during your stay.



A Late check out is available until 2pm, at a charge of €30.00.

A little bit about the event..

In 1963 two physics researchers from the University College Dublin, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born. BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 19 years.


This years Exhibition will take place from the 8th to the 11th of Janruary in the RDS.

What's going to be on show?

If you'd like to find out what schools have entered and what their projects are going to be exploring, you can check out the list of Qualified Projects here!

Benefits of Participating

Self-directed learning : Students identify the subject matter to be investigated; self-directed learning promotes confidence and strong student ownership of their projects and results.

Relevance : Students are motivated by the opportunity to select local or global topics of relevance/interest to them, and develop their own scientific investigations and models engaging locally or globally.

Skills development : Students learn through hands-on, experimental and problem-based approaches to learning. Skills development includes research methodologies, design of experiment, data collection, evaluation and analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, communications, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Collaboration : Students often work in groups, learning to be both tutors and learners while building social and collaborative skills.

Cross-curricular and integrated approach : Projects tend to support a cross curricular, as well as an integrated, approach to STEM learning.

Solving global grand challenges : Project based learning is a great way to connect learning in the classroom to the external world and the global grand challenges of food, water and energy security, better health services and better infrastructure

Pride : Students are able to represent their school and town at the Exhibition in the RDS is a real honour for those involved.

Future : Looking to the future it is a brilliant extra-curricular activity for students to add to their personal statement/CV/ application form for College /University. It shows a real passion for science and an ability to think for oneself.

Prizes : Although a love for science and technology lies at the heart of all the entries, we are sure everyone has an eye on the prizes. There are over 120 prizes to be won, including the prestigious BT Young Scientist(s) of the Year Award worth over €5,000

The Primary Science Fair

The Primary Science Fair has been an exciting part of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for over 15 years. We are delighted that the annual Primary Science Fair will take place alongside the exhibition on the 9th - 11th January 2020, allowing those students in primary school with an interest in science and technology to be an integral part of one of the world's leading and longest running school science exhibitions.

Ticket Information

All tickets for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition are valid for entry to The Primary Science Fair. 

Schedule of Events

The Primary Science Fair will open to the public and visiting schools between 9:30am and 3pm on the 9th, 10th & 11th of January 2020 as part of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.


You can see a full timetable for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition here.