Birthdays, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology
Ages 5 - 12, Schools and Groups, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
One of the great places to go in West Yorkshire is Eureka! The National Children’s Museum where all the family can experience an extraordinarily fun-packed day out. This museum in Halifax is the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 years anywhere in the UK, where kids are encouraged to experiment and discover, get hands-on and investigate for themselves – nothing is behind a glass cabinet!
Try out six colourful zones each filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits designed to inspire young minds to find out about themselves and the world around them. Delve into over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to engross enquiring minds; the kids will be encouraged and helped along by a team of talented Enablers who are on hand throughout the museum. Discover the unique zones, enjoy the extensive grounds and the creativity space. Each zone has a different theme to explore. Check out the ‘All about Me’ gallery where kids can investigate the body and science when they step inside giant body parts; make some noise in the Sound Garden where you find out how music is made; focus on the world of work in the Living & Working Together area and watch the kids take over a child-sized town.
Inspiring events are held throughout the year, from science experiments to interactive shows, bursting with exciting fun and Eureka! adventure.
Make time for to refreshments in the fantastic light and bright café and gift shop where the kids can recharge their batteries before they get on with more interactive things to do.
The museum offers ‘Pay once’ tickets that give families free of charge entry for the following 12 months after their first visit, making it a great value day out. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and there is onsite free car parking.
Eureka is a lovely light-hearted place where it is colourful and exciting to see at first glance. The landscape and scenery it is based in is very scenic as it sits in the middle of a valley. The attractions and exhibits are informative and stimulate curiosity from the children, from all age ranges. A family could easily spend all day playing in the Eureka Museum whether its Mum and Dad or the kids, and this opinion of ours is when we were in the middle of winter when there were less outdoor activities due to the season and weather. The only downside is that the Cafe was rather cold and we needed to all put our coats on again as we ate our lunch to keep warm. Make sure you keep your valuables and belongs safe and on yourself, as the cloakroom booths are shared. The Medical and Science Exhibits were great and it felt like a futuristic hospital. The Humanities Subjects covered by Eureka such as history and geography teaches a very colourful perspective of the past showing real exhibits like phone booths amongst others, within an old replica of a town centre within the museum. It is very nostalgic for adults who grew up through the 70s 80s and 90s. Our Children aged 11, 9, 7, 1, and 8 month old all enjoyed the different things to do together. They enjoyed every part of the Eureka Museum. . We would say that purchasing the pass is well worth it as it is valid for a year, and I am under the impression that many different exciting events for children would happen throughout the seasons in the year. The live act in the auditorium was funny, due to the cheesiness of it, but I still believe its important for young children to watch a live act, to understand live theatre and live entertainment how we as children once enjoyed such as puppet shows and pantomimes. Overall Eureka is surely worth a visit for fun and educational purposes for all families to learn about our world and enjoy it at the same time. Many thanks The Gul Family
11:24 AM January 30, 2019