FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
EPIC is an entertaining and educational day of family fun for kids, adults and grandparents alike and we’ve got plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Treat the family to an engaging, interactive and totally immersive experience
With its spectacular visual displays, innovative audio-visual exhibitions and interactive touch-screens, EPIC is a feast for the senses that brings Irish stories to life like never before. It’s an engaging, interactive and totally immersive experience that the whole family will enjoy.
EPIC has something for all ages
EPIC is not just about emigration, it’s about exploring what it means to be Irish. From music to science, from dancing to marching, from sport to conflict, from literature to technology, from poetry to politics, whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find it here.
Take your time and tour EPIC at your own pace
There’s so much to see and do at EPIC that it could take quite a while, so it’s good to know there’s no rush – if you feel like taking a break for a coffee, lunch or a stroll by the Liffey, simply get your ticket stamped for re-entry and pop back later.
Children are especially welcome at EPIC
We love to share the magic of the seasons with children and we have lots of exciting seasonal events and activities that they can join in throughout the year, all geared to their age group. Make sure to keep checking in with us for the latest events.
10 family fun activities at epic!
1. Stamp your souvenir passport
Travel back in time through our 20 galleries and make sure to stamp your very own souvenir EPIC passport as you go. Can you collect every stamp?
2. Try our interactive sports table
Spin the disks and watch your favourite sports stars come to life.
3. Dance along with the world’s best Irish dancers
Put your Irish dancing moves to the test and see if you can keep up.
4. Have a book read you a story
Visit a library with a difference. Our library isn’t quiet…the books talk to you!
5. Take an EPIC selfie
Strike a pose in our totally Instagrammable ‘Discovering and Inventing’ gallery. Make sure you get your best side!
6. Hear the amazing true stories of some of Ireland’s emigrants
Relive the journeys of some remarkable Irish people and hear their fascinating stories.
7. Join in our activity trail
Pick up our fun activity trail to keep you entertained as you travel through the museum.
8. Choose your favourite villain
From pirates to cowboys, pick the most horrible in our dastardly game.
9. Explore your Irish family roots
Maybe even track down your great-great-great-great-great-grandparents at the Irish Family History Centre.
10. Take the EPIC quiz
Put your knowledge to the test and find out who’s the smartest in your family. Can you answer every question on our interactive touch screen quiz?
KID-TESTED AND APPROVED
We asked some of our younger visitors what they enjoyed most about their visit to EPIC and here’s what they said:
“I loved stamping my passport and it was great fun using the special pen on the touch screens.”
Lauren Hughes, Age 8¾
“My favourite part was the video of all the Irish achievements like Ireland competing in the World Cup and Sonia O’Sullivan running in the Olympics.”
Alex Hughes, Age 11
Two days out for the price of one!
There’s so much to see and do at EPIC that one visit is never enough. That’s why we’ve included a FREE return visit with your ticket within 10 days.
The fun doesn’t have to end there!
Make a day of it with a combined visit to the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship
Just a 5 minute walk from EPIC, you’ll find The Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship which tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a gruelling voyage in the hope of a better life in North America. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience what life on board a real life Famine Ship would have been like.
Find some hidden gems in Dublin’s Docklands
Make sure you leave some time to explore the local area and discover the fun and fascinating history hidden within Dublin Docklands! Download our new Dublin Docklands Children’s Trail here.