A new partnership between Audi and Imaginosity is aimed at fostering innovation in interactive multi-sensory learning for children under nine. The German car manufacturer seeks the next wave of Irish engineers and designers by creating an inspiring environment at the museum.
Orla Kennedy, CEO, Imaginosity, said, "The team at Imaginosity would like to extend its gratitude to Audi Ireland as this partnership will enable us to develop and present a wide variety of engaging interactive engineering and science workshops providing a unique learning experience for our visitors. Imaginosity champions the 'hands-on: minds-on' philosophy that enhances children's learning and encourages all visitors to get involved and have lots of fun. We really look forward to working with the Audi Ireland team over the next three years."
The Sandyford, Dublin 18 based Imaginosity has welcomed 370,000 visitors since its opening in August 2007 and is the only children's museum in the country. It hosts 2.5 floors of educationally-designed interactive exhibits for families. The museum puts emphasis on creation, discovery and imagination.
Engineers Week 2011 takes place this week and workshops welcome school groups. The new Audi A1 will be introduced to Imaginosity's Garage Exhibition at the end of March. This will mark the official launch of the partnership.
According to Orna Conway, General Manager, Marketing & Product of Audi Ireland, "Audi Ireland is delighted to have the opportunity to support such a worthwhile and innovative venture which focuses on providing a fun and educational environment for children. We at Audi Ireland are really impressed by the Imaginosity concept and its ethos and we look forward to working with the team."
Picture caption: Audi ambassador and Irish rugby international Rob Kearney gets help from Darragh Cafferty and Jacques de Patoul at Imaginosity.