Memorable learning and hands-on fun

With two innovative venues in Halifax and Wirral, packed with hundreds interactive exhibits in our cross-curricular galleries, we bring learning to life…

Eureka! is designed to inspire children in Early Years and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 to learn through play.

All visits include

Your own Enabler to guide your visit

Science show, workshop or time in The Burrow

Stay in your class group to explore our galleries

Limited public visitors on schools days

Dedicated lunch space

Teacher resources

Two inspirational venues

Eureka! Science + Discovery
Wirral, Merseyside

  • Designed for children and young people aged 0-14
  • 3 cross-curricular galleries
  • Bookable under 7s area
  • Make Create space

Teacher feedback May 2023:

“The children and staff had such a wonderful time. The staff were ready to greet us upon arrival, friendly and always on hand for questions and support.”

 

Science Show or Workshop included:

Choose from our fun, educational workshops and science shows, including:

Gross Lab (KS1)

Join our resident Grossologists to explore scabs, saliva, germs, digestion, mucus and more, with a range of hands-on (yuck!) demonstrations for your class.

Chew to the Poo (KS2)

Follow the journey of a banana sandwich from the moment it is chewed to the moment it is pooed, learning about the digestive system and healthy diet along the way!

Relax: You’re in good hands…

Our team will ensure that your class has a memorable, inspirational, FUN day out.

We welcome thousands of school children to Halifax every year, and now, we’re chuffed to launch our schools programme for Eureka! Science + Discovery – a brand new visitor attraction in Wirral, Merseyside.

 

Accessibility &
special needs

We are proud to offer fully accessible venues for all visitors. Visit the Access Information page on Eureka! website on our main website for more details about our services and facilities for disabled visitors, including a Changing Places facility, chill out room, and more.

Visit our online Sensory Guide for information for visitors with sensory conditions.

Where are we?

  • Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
    Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2NE
    01422 330012    bookings@eureka.org.uk

 

  • Eureka! Science + Discovery
    Victoria Place
    Wallasey, Merseyside CH44 6QY
    0151 323 0033  groups@eureka.org.uk

 

FAQs

When can we visit?

School bookings are available Tuesdays - Fridays during term time.


How much will our visit cost?

Our current prices are:
£300 excl. VAT per class (of up to 35 children)
£360 per class incl. VAT

How and when do we need to pay?

You must pay a 50% deposit within 2 weeks of making your booking. The remaining balance is due either in advance or on the day of your visit.
If payment is not received before or on arrival, a £20 invoice charge will be added.

Read our full Schools Terms & Conditions

What happens if I need to cancel our visit?

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your booking. The amount of refund to which you are entitled depends on how much notice you give us:

More than 4 weeks: Full refund
Less than 4 weeks: 50% refund – effectively surrendering your deposit.

If cancellation is due to circumstances outside your control such as extreme weather or coronavirus related, we will endeavour to change your booking to another suitable date.

If we have to cancel for any reason (e.g. the museum is forced to close) we can either look to rearrange your visit for a later date or reimburse any fees or deposit paid in full.

Can we change our itinerary to arrive earlier or later?

In order to manage the flow of groups around the museum we stagger the arrival and departure times and each group follows a set itinerary.

If you need to change this, please let us know as soon as possible:

Halifax: bookings@eureka.org.uk or call 01422 330012.
Wirral: groups@eureka.org.uk or call 0151 323 0033

We'll do our best to fulfill your request, however please note that we have limited flexibility, particularly if all other slots for that day have been booked up.

What science shows are available?

See the 'What's On' pages for updated programme information.

What happens when we arrive?

Your dedicated group Enabler will meet your group outside.

Your main group leader should sort out any final payment required. We’ll give your group a welcome talk – including some of the important things you need to know about visiting Eureka! – before taking you into the museum to begin your guided visit.

Please try to stick to your confirmed arrival time. We will be operating quite a strict timetable for the day to ensure that groups are suitably spread out across the museum.

What happens if we're running late or early?

Don’t panic – traffic jams happen!

Just call to let us know that you’re running late, and roughly by how long (if you know) and we’ll do our best to ensure that your class doesn’t lose out.

If you arrive early, you can either play outside until you are due to enter or possibly come inside if there is room.

Will there be somewhere to store our coats and bags?

We have large metal trolleys available for you to store coats, bags and lunches in. We’ll have them ready for you when you get here.

Does a school visit include a guided tour?

Not quite, you will have a dedicated member of staff (your Enabler) who will look after you and take you from area to area following your itinerary. Once in a gallery area your Enabler won't lead any activity as such, but they will help the children get the most out of the exhibits. Your chosen science show will be led by a member of our team.

Do we get to visit the Gift Shop?

A visit to the Gift shop isn't included in the standard school itinerary but can be added if you would like to - please contact us as soon as possible to arrange a suitable time.

Alternatively you can pre-order goody bags for your pupils for just £3.50 each. Download and fill in our Goody Bag Order Form.

Is all of Eureka! accessible?

We’re VERY proud to offer two fully accessible venues, with a range of support and facilities available for disabled visitors, including a Changing Places facility, chill out room and more.

Visit the Access Information page on our main website for detail information.

Can I change the number of children attending?

Please contact the Play & Learning team to discuss if you need to make any changes to your booking. A slight reduction in numbers will not affect the overall cost of your visit as bookings are taken for classes of up to 35 children and are charged accordingly. However, an increase in numbers may incur additional costs and we will need to check to see if we can accommodate this.

Some of the children in my class already have an Annual Pass for Eureka, can they use it?

No. Annual Passes are for general museum entry only, so cannot be used for school visits.

Does a school booking include an Annual Pass?

No. School bookings are for day admission only, and do not include an Annual Pass upgrade.

I’m a Home Educator – can I book a school visit?

No. Visit the Home Educator page on our main website for more information and to subscribe to our Home Educator mailing list.

Do you have a Risk Assessment?

Yes! Risk assessments for the museum and school programmes can be found in our 'Resources' section.

How to book a school or group

Wirral: Fill in our Wirral School Visit Enquiry Form or call 0151 323 0033

Halifax: Complete the Halifax School Visit Enquiry Form or call 01422 330012