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

Trained Enablers to support 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, both sites)

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, both sites)

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!

Bridge Building (KS2 & 3, Wirral)

What’s the most eco-friendly way to cross the River Mersey? Science hasn’t found a way for us to walk on water (yet) but there is something we can do… build a bridge?

Out of this World (KS1, Halifax)

How do astronauts get into space, how do we get day and night and just how far away is the Moon? We’ll answer all these questions and more as we take a trip through the solar system…

Habitats – The Adventures of Terra (KS2, Wirral)

Join us on this adventure to raise eco-awareness, ending with a positive message of empowerment to protect our environment.

KaleidoLab (KS2, Wirral)

Ever wondered how light travels from the sun? Or why the world around us is so colourful? Embark on an illuminating adventure to find out all about light, dark, and all the colours in between!

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.

Both venues include a Changing Places facility, chill-out room, and more. You can read more Access Information for Halifax and we’re just compiling more Access information for our Wirral venue.

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

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

01422 330012

Eureka! Science + Discovery

Eureka! Science + Discovery, Victoria Pl, Wallasey CH44 6NR

0151 323 0033


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: or call 01422 330012
Wirral: or call 0151 323 0050

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?

You will be met by one of our trained Enablers, who'll run you through the plan for the day and can answer any questions you have.

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 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 trained members of staff (your Enabler) who will look after you during your visit. 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, if you're visiting Halifax you can pre-order goody bags for your pupils for just £4.50 each. Download 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.

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, though we run regular Home Educator days at both of our venues regularly.

Do you have a Risk Assessment?

Yes! Risk assessments 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 0050

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

50% off

Half price Wirral bookings in April & May 2024!