Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Eureka! The National Children's Museum
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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families.

We are the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK. Nothing is behind a glass cabinet! We have over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them.

Discover 6 unique zones each with a different theme to explore. Make some noise and explore how music is created, experience the world of work and take over a child-sized town, and step inside giant body parts. Each zone is packed with equipment to explore, activities to do, and buttons to press. And with plenty of events throughout the year, from science experiments to interactive shows; it’s a different Eureka! experience every time.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Weekends, half-terms, holidays and bank holidays open daily 10am -5pm.

Term-time weekdays open 10am -4pm. Closed Mondays during school terms and 24th-26th December.

Admission charges

All tickets (excluding groups, school visits and Tesco Vouchers purchases) are issued as Annual Passes. The Annual Pass entitles all of the party you pay for on the day of your visit to come back to Eureka! free of charge and for as many times as you like over the next 12 months.

From 19 April 2016
Adults: £12.95
Children age 3+: £12.95
Toddlers age 1-2: £5.25
Babies age 0-11 months: free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Father and Son play in the Eureka! SoundSpace

Sound Space

  • 1 January 2000 — 25 July 2019 *on now

Children help Orby the Alien understand and enjoy sound and music through a series of stateof-the-art hands-on exhibits and activities; content includes sources of sound and how they are detected, how sound travels through different media, pitch, instruments and composition.
NC Links: Science, Music, Maths, Literacy

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Please visit www.eureka.org.uk for up to date prices

Website

http://www.eureka.org.uk

Girl goes shopping with her Mum in the shop

Living & Working Together

  • 1 January 2000 — 25 July 2019 *on now

Children can get behind the scenes in a life-sized House and Garage and take part in creative role play opportunities to discover how things work in the adult world.
NC Links: Science, Geography, Maths, D&T,Literacy and the EYFS
The Shop and The Bank in the Town Square provide real life scenarios for children to explore including buying food items in the shop with money drawn from the bank, working as a cashier, a manager or a security officer.
NC Links: Science, Geography, Maths, PSHE, Literacy and the EYFS

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Please visit www.eureka.org.uk for up to date prices.

Website

http://www.eureka.org.uk

Coyote in the Desert Discovery Gallery

Desert Discovery

  • 1 January 2000 — 25 July 2019 *on now

A desert-themed environment offering babies and young children the opportunity to explore, build, create and communicate. Babies can explore their very own Baby Oasis, and young children can collect and move boulders using the Bucket Lift and build their own structures at Cactus Construction. Children can dress up as desert dwellers and share adventure stories around the fire pit, crawl inside a cosy cave, meet a Coyote and discover the differences between night and day.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Website

https://www.eureka.org.uk/education/earlyyears/

Playing in the magpie's nest

SoundGarden

  • 1 January 2000 — 25 July 2019 *on now

A giant sensory sound garden provides an immersive environment for babies and young children to explore nature’s stage. Children can dress up and role play as garden animals in the Tree Trunk Theatre, babies can trigger sounds on a Dew Drop Xylophone inside a specially created Leaf Cradle, and toddlers can crawl inside a mischievous Magpie’s Nest and solve day and night-time puzzles in an overturned Plant Pot.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Website

https://www.eureka.org.uk/education/earlyyears/

A class look at thermal image of themselves in All About Me

All About Me

  • 29 March 2013 — 29 March 2023 *on now

All About Me has harnessed the very latest knowledge and techniques in playful learning to captivate, stimulate and challenge children in science, health and well-being. The gallery celebrates them as confident individuals who can live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Multi-sensory, hands-on exhibits encourage them to explore how their body works and imaginative spaces and activities invite
them to enjoy and understand how unique they are.

What makes them unique, with opportunities for measuring their height, stride and reach; zooming in to see their skin close up; discovering what they might look like when they’re older and finding out more about the ‘stuff’ they’re made of.

In Making Sense of My World, children will find out more about their fascinating brain and make sense of the senses by using their own. They can explore a giant blinking eye (who’s it following?), climb on the huge tongue (how tasty are they?) and look up a very surprising nose (watch out for the sneeze and the snot tanks!).

In the role-play Health Centre they can take on the roles of a Dentist (teaching their patients how to brush their teeth), a Doctor (checking x-rays and scanning the body) and a Midwife (scanning the mum’s tum). Then report on the latest health news live from the TV Studio.

In Move it, Shake it, children can follow the gurgling journey of food through the digestion system from the chew to the poo, discover how their body changes when they get active on the climbing wall and interactive pond, investigate nutritious diets at the picnic tables and create a tune from burps, sniffs, coughs and sneezes using sound beams.
NC Links: Science, PSHE

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Website

http://www.allaboutme.org.uk

digiPlaySpace

digiPlaySpace

  • 1 July 2017 — 15 April 2018 *on now

digiPlaySpace is a totally interactive digital art, gaming and technology experience and has been extended to Easter 2018 due to public demand.

Created by artists from across the globe, digiPlaySpace is packed full of stuff for kids to touch, control and play; combining fun and learning through robots, electronics, stop-motion animation, music and gaming. Families will be able to:
· Use digital animation to make a dance video
· Build your own robot and make it move
· Test your coordination skills to control your own beam of light

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£12.95 Adults & children over 3 years old
£5.25 for children aged 1-2 years old

Website

https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/digiplayspace/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Christmas at Eureka!

Meet Santa at Eureka! and experience Night Lights festive show

  • 25 — 26 November 2017 10am-5pm
  • 2 — 3 December 2017 10am-5pm
  • 9 — 10 December 2017 10am-5pm
  • 16 — 23 December 2017
  • 27 — 31 December 2017

The big man in red will be meeting visitors from 25th November to the 23rd December, when he’ll head off to make a few important festive deliveries! We will also be offering autism-friendly sessions from 10am – 11am.

Visit www.eureka.org.uk/event/grotto to find out more.

PLUS make sure you watch ‘Night Lights’, an original festive show. Night Lights meets children Alex and Charlie, who go on a sensory journey exploring light and shadow as part of a Christmas Eve Adventure.

Night Lights runs from 25 November to the 31 December.

Visits to the grotto cost £3 plus standard admission. Entry to Night Lights is free with standard admission – book both on arrival.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adult - £12.95
Children aged 3+ - £12.95
Children aged 1-2 years - £5.25
Children under 1 year - FREE

Website

http://www.eureka.org.uk/event/nightlights

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Creative Journeys at Eureka!

Creative Journeys extend learning within a Eureka! gallery by providing pre, on-site and post visit activities which capture children’s natural skills of exploration, investigation and experimentation. Coordinated by a professionally trained member of the team, they can be pre-booked for a maximum of 35 children as part of your gallery time at Eureka! and last 1.5 hours, inclusive of:
• 20 minutes of imaginative and fun investigations using story and characterisation to set the scene
• 40 minutes of exhibit-linked tasks in your chosen gallery where the adults become the ‘ideas catchers’ for their team of investigators
• 30 minutes of exciting investigations which extend the Creative Jou

How to obtain

For availability and to make a booking please call 01422 330012 or email bookings@eureka.org.uk

Global Garden

http://www.eureka.org.uk/galleries/ourglobalgarden.htm

Explore the Our Global Garden gallery where you'll find gardens from all around the world, from the jungle to the arctic.

Things to do at Home

http://www.eureka.org.uk/Things to do at home

Have a go at home at some of the things we do hre at Eureka!

Eureka! The National Children's Museum
Discovery Road
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX1 2NE
England

Website

www.eureka.org.uk

E-mail

info@eureka.org.uk

Telephone

01422 330069

Fax

01422 330275

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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