The LitLab

The LitLab (on Level 4) is MoLI’s dedicated family-friendly space. Featuring children’s exhibitions and programming throughout the week, the LitLab is a bright, calm and welcoming space with a beautiful view over the Iveagh Gardens, comfy couches, a water fountain – the ideal environment to uncover creative sparks at all ages. Great baby changing facilities and a new kids menu at The Commons Café are also just a short lift ride away! Entry is included with your museum ticket (or free for MoLI members).

Current Exhibition: A Way Home / Slí Abhaile

Two siblings get lost in the woods. There they meet a mysterious traveller and embark on an adventure that sees them encountering a cheeky púca, some lost souls, and a choir of banshees….

These illustrations by twelve Irish artists are a selection from a larger exhibition, which originally exhibited in Kerry in 2021. They are each based on aspects of writer Olivia Hope’s story of two children lost in a forest on a night when the veil between the world of humans and spirits is at its thinnest.

Presented by MoLI in partnership with Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, A Way Home / Slí Abhaile is an exhibition for kids and the young at heart. And, just like the muralist Klo Wi, who has decorated our walls, you can leave your mark too; show us your creativity by writing, drawing, doodling on the woodland chalkboard.

Opening Times

Tuesday, 2pm -4pm
Wednesday, 1pm – 4pm
Thursday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Friday, 11am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10.30am – 4pm

Parents, guardians, babies, and toddlers – enjoy a relaxed, child-friendly space in the city centre with a buggy bay, great changing facilities, and couches for breastfeeding. 

Storytime Sundays are on a break! Thanks to all of our families that have joined us over the last 7 months. We will be back next year – remember to sign up for the MoLI newsletter for updates on family programming.

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