Eureka! Children’s Museum

Free clubs at EUREKA! National Children’s Museum

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EUREKA! have released dates for clubs right up to the end of the year now, so book your places if you haven’t done so already. Read more about the clubs and the different activities on the museums website

  • Tues 6th August – Printmaking
  • Tues 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tues 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tues 27th August – Tye-dye
  • Sun 15th September – Clay Play
  • Sun 13th October – Mosaics
  • Sun 17th November – Sculpture
  • Sun 8th December – Digi-Art (Autism only club)

Want to book?
Clubs are free but MUST be booked in advance by calling  01422 330 069

There are waiting lists for clubs so if you book but aren’t able to attend for any reason, please let the museum know and your place can be offered to another family!

Uniformed Group Days at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Take your Uniformed Group to Eureka! for a day exploring the museum, including the Moon Mission show and a Eureka! Badge…

Troop over to Eureka! with your Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies or Cubs for a day of exploration and discovery on either 29 June or 30 June!

Pay just £8.25 per child, including:

  • A 30 minute science show: Moon Mission!
  • Explore how people first landed on the moon 50 years ago. Find out what it’s like to be on the moon, what we left up there, when we might go back and how the moon might be involved in deep space exploration.
  • Unlimited time exploring the Eureka! galleries
  • Designated lunch area in our marquee
  • Time allocated in the Eureka! Gift Shop
  • One free adult with every four paying children (£6 for any additional adults)
  • Free coach parking
  • And… a sew-on Eureka! Badge for every child plus a badge for the group leader!

Places MUST be booked in advance, so grab your phone and call Coral on 01422 330012 to book your Uniformed Group visit.

Can’t make that date? We’re also running Uniformed Groups days on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July.

A few T&Cs…

  • Places MUST be booked at least 7 days in advance, by calling 01422 330012 during office hours.
  • The cost is £8.25 per child, with one free adult place for every four paying children. Additional adults cost £6 each.
  • A 50% deposit is required in advance, with the balance payable by the day of the visit.

Digital Dimensions at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Sound, Motion, Vision!

Step into Digital Dimensions for the latest takeover of the Spark gallery at Eureka!

From 25 May – 30 November 2019, experience digital activities for kids, including innovative motion tracking, touch-triggered games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects.

Created by Live Visual Design & Production students from Backstage Academy. Digital Dimensions mixes vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds to create an immersive exhibition for children to explore and enjoy.

  • Test your skills against our musical cubes
  • Travel through a colourful tunnel of motion-capture screens
  • Unlock some truly magical doors to digital dimensions

Moon Mission at Eureka! 25 May – 2 June

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Celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon by seeing a NEW space show and take part in astronaut training in a human gyroscope this May Half-Term.

Take one small step to Eureka! this half term to celebrate 50 years since the Moon Landing.

This May Half-Term Eureka! will be launching a brand new space show and inviting budding space explorers to take part in astronaut training including a human gyroscope.

On every day from Saturday 25 May through to Sunday 2 June.

Looking for half-term adventures?

Join the new Moon Mission show, exploring how people first landed on the moon back in 1969 and what a remarkable achievement this was in the days when spacecraft had far less computing power than today’s average mobile phone. Find out what it was like to be on the moon, what we left up there, when we might go back and how the moon might be involved in deep space exploration in the future!
There will also be opening a brand new interactive tech exhibition – don’t miss Digital Dimensions. It’s on the ground floor of the Spark gallery until November.

Plus…

  • Budding astronauts can find out how they’d cope in zero gravity by being spun in a human gyroscope!
  • Test yourselves in a series of astro-training challenges in our galleries…
  • Stop by to see the Eureka! Space Explorer to see some genuine space artifacts and learn all about them.

Eureka! Moon Mission activities are included in standard admission, or free to annual pass holders.

Visit Eureka! for an Easter with a Difference!

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At Eureka! they’re exploring the zany, zigzag world of Steampunk this Easter with three weeks of Steampunk Science from Saturday 6 to Sunday 28 April!

Professor Spark will be running regular shows, where you can learn about the amazing properties of light and sound, and head to the ‘All About Me’ gallery where steampunk scientists will astound you with mind tricks!

The Eureka! ‘Imagination Space’ will be open every day with a range of different activities and crafts for kids to have a go at – perfect for children aged 6+. Find out more on the website!

Eureka! will be open 10:00am-5:00pm every day, including over Easter weekend when you can hop along to meet a rather unusual Easter Bunny!

Steampunk Science activities are included in the price of admission, or free to annual pass holders.

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!