Eureka! Children’s Museum

Eureka! Lates – British Science Week 2019

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On Thursday 7 March, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Eureka! will be holding an event to kick off British Science Week 2019 by being wowed, intrigued, and quite possibly set on fire.

Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings with demos, shows, mexican food and a BAR! All in our interactive museum, with no kids hogging the exhibits…

Light Fantastic
Don’t miss the new 20 minute show to experience lighting cackle and see sound waves set alight with flames.

Science Demos
Get involved in some truly amazing experiments including holding fire in your hands with our specialist Enablers.

Light Painting
Have a go at long exposure photography and make your own light painting.

Special guests Noisy Toys
The folk from Noisy Toys will be in the museum with their Audio Assault Buggy. Take part in the cutting edge of experimental sonic research with the Nose Test, the Bass Buzz, the Goop Test and more.

Science Experts
There will be some top brainy Academics on hand from Leeds University to talk about science ‘n’ stuff. Get your thinking caps on!

This brilliant evening will also offer a chance to check out Patternarium, a brand new exhibition in the Spark gallery created by the talented bods from IOU Theatre.

Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings set in a fun, interactive museum, oh – and remember – there’s a bar…

Roll up for an adults-only evening of tasks, trails, fun and food.

Free car parking included

Tickets are just £10 and only a limited number are available! Book now at Eventbrite.

Half Term Hullabaloo at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Eureka! children’s museum will be holding a Half Term Hullabaloo from Saturday 16 February to Sunday 24 February. They will be opening earlier, from 9:30am and have some extra activities.

The folk from Noisy Toys will be there all week, in fact they’re moving into the Theatre along with the Acousatron – a complex, ever-changing soundspace that you can control.

The Acousatron amplifies acoustic sounds from everyday objects, and salvaged instrument form the core of this monstrous mechanical-electromagnetic-acoustic noise-engine. Noisy by name, noisy by nature!

Also – watch out for the squirrels!

Fool’s Paradise are bringing a couple of their furry, inquisitive friends The Nutkins! These larger-than-life, cute critters will be out and about meeting visitors from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February, so hang on to your packed lunches!

EUREKA! 2019 Super Sunday Clubs for Disabled Children

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Free clubs for disabled children and their families will be running again in 2019, and bookings are open for the first half of the year!

Clubs are completely free, LOADS of fun, and the whole family is welcome! For lots of info about the clubs visit the Eureka! website, or call on 01422 330069 to book!

You MUST book in advance and places are limited!

2019 clubs are running on;

  • Sunday 3 February – Clay play
  • Sunday 3 March – Digi art
  • Tuesday 16 April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23 April – Clay play
  • Sunday 19 May – Print making
  • Sunday 16 June – Mosaics
  • Sunday 14 July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30 July – Tie-dye

Christmas at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Eureka! children’s museum has been preparing for Christmas with a number of events coming up.

The Eureka! elves have been beavering away to get the museum more Christmassy than ever before, and the big guy in red himself arrived this weekend, ready to meet children in the snuggly grotto!

The Eureka! grotto has been named one of the UK’s best places to see Santa by NetMums, for three years running.

Elves open the doors from 11:00am every weekend, and then daily from Wednesday 19 December. Grotto visits cost just £4 per child, and include a small gift!

Autism-only sessions
The grotto is opened an hour earlier at 10:00am just for visitors with autism, and the Eureka! team can do all kinds of things to tailor your visit, such as changing the lighting and music, or even removing Santa’s beard (he’s magic, so it doesn’t hurt).

Festive Toddler Days
The next Toddler Days will be on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 December, when the museum is open the museum JUST for our youngest visitors.

There are no school bookings for either day but there will be grotto visits with Santa, extra early years activities, plus a brand new festive show ‘A Place for Winter’ all about a hedgehog and dormouse trying to find somewhere safe and warm to hibernate.

Enrol in Ghoul School this Halloween!

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Do your kids have what it takes to be our star pupils this Halloween? We’re inviting half term visitors to enrol in Ghoul School to meet some peculiar professors to find out. Open daily from 20 October right through to 4 November.

Early opening! The museum will be opening at 9:30am on weekdays over half term, so get there early to avoid the longer queues.

Find out more about Ghoul School on the Eureka! website!

Eureka! Lates – The Crystal Maze

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Ever wondered how you and your mates would fare against The Crystal Maze?

On Thursday 11 October, Eureka! challenges YOU to tackle a range of physical, mental, skill and mystery challenges in a Eureka!-style homage to a TV classic.

There aren’t any Richards (Ayoades OR O’Briens) running around the museum, but there are the energetic Eureka! Hosts to guide you through the challenges, winning loads of crystals (hopefully) as you earn time to face our final Crystal Challenge!

Team up to tackle a series of tasks around the Museum Zones, and, unlike the actual Maze, THIS version also includes a bar (yep!) and hot food for sale, so you can fill your stomachs with a selection of pick ‘n’ mix retro foods and fill your glasses at the bar in the mini Town Square.

Visit the Body Zone, Digi Zone and Sound Zone, and face challenges including:

  • Meet a robot with a love of riddles
  • Tackle the lazer maze armed only with your agility (and a can of hairspray)
  • Steer a Spheero successfully around our track
  • Plus other challenges to test your brain power, agility, co-ordination, and more!

This brilliant evening will also offer a chance to check out Fusion: Adventures in digital art – an exhibition featuring ground-breaking digital art from around the world brought together for the very first time.

Eureka! Lates are fun, adults-only evenings, so get involved in a parody of your favourite telly programme, set in a fun, interactive museum, oh – and remember – there’s a bar…

Roll up for an adults-only evening of tasks, trails, fun, food, and CRYSTALS!

Free car parking included

Tickets are just £8 and only a limited number are available! Book now at Eventbrite.

National Playday at Eureka – on Yorkshire Day!

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Yorkshire Day on Wednesday 1 August is also National Playday this year – an annual celebration of children’s right to play – and our friends at Eureka! have a day entirely dedicated to play with lots of activities outside for you to enjoy with your family, run by Calderdale Play Development Service and the Eureka! team.

FREE Playday activities will take place in the Eureka! Park, but please note that normal museum admission still applies if you wish to go inside the museum. Take part in den building, go karting, story telling and an assault course to name a few! The day runs from 11:00am–3:00pm.

For more information visit www.eureka.org.uk/event/national-playday-2017.

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Eureka! Big Summer Festival

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From Saturday 21 July to Sunday 2 September, Eureka! Children’s Museum will be holding a  jam-packed festival of fun throughout the summer holidays.

Experience Fusion – the latest tech takeover of Spark gallery.

Explore virtual worlds, code an animated creature and interact with a huge digital waterfall.

PLUS  a range of different special guests and extra activities will be going on every day; from explosive science and storytelling to robot building and coding.

For more information, visit What’s On at Eureka!

Kids (and grown-ups) can try their hand at coding, animation, Minecraft and more with a changing programme of hands-on tech activities and workshops. There will also be regular visits on different dates from a mouth-watering array of performers including:

Storytime Special – Eureka!

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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum welcomes author Anita Frost on Thursday 19 April for an interactive storytime session. Little ones will love to meet Green Bean & Mr Bear while listening to the wonderful stories from the Green Bean Collection by Anita Frost. Green Bean is a true delight to children and families from all walks of life.

Green Bean has become a household friend for many children. This interactive storytime session is perfect for children aged one to six years, each child will discover, learn and have fun together with the adventures of the Green Bean Collection.

Please, note storytime sessions will run through the day subject to the below time slot availability each session last around 45mins to 1 hour.

  • 10:30am                     (Book now)
  • 12:00pm                     (Book now)
  • 1.30pm                       (Book now)

Visiting children receive a balloon and an interactive fun pack.

Places are limited so please book a place at Eventbrite as above.

Northern PCD Day 2018

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Do you have Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) or look after someone with it? Would you like to meet other families living with PCD and learn more about the condition? If so, join the PCD Family Support Group on Saturday 28 April 2018, 10:00am-3:30pm at Eureka! Children’s Museum.

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare inherited condition that is caused by abnormal cilia. Cilia are microscopic hair-like structures that beat in the airway clearing mucus and debris.

In those with PCD, cilia are either static or do not beat in a coordinated fashion (dyskinetic) meaning the body is unable to clear secretions. This can affect the lungs, nose, sinuses, ears and fertility.

The aim of the day is to learn more about PCD and meet other families to share experiences. Attendees will get access to Eureka children’s museum and we will be running age appropriate educational sessions in the human body section of the museum.

Talks will also be given by physiotherapists and PCD experts.

A buffet will be provided for adults and a packed lunch for children attending the event, and plenty of tea and coffee will be available.

The event is FREE but please register at Eventbrite.