Eureka! Fabulous fun for all ages at The National Children’s Museum, West Yorkshire
If you’re not sure how your little ones will fare at a museum, remember, the UK has a whole bunch of gallery spaces that have been made specifically for young people. Eureka! was the first museum in the country to be dedicated to children and is one of the most accessible visitor attractions you can find.
It’s popular too, with 300,000 visitors a year heading to Halifax, West Yorkshire, to learn, play and explore...
We know that children are born curious – how many questions has yours asked you already today?! That’s what we enjoyed most about this museum - the opportunity to discover fascinating facts for ourselves through play and the interactive activities on offer.
During our visit we found activities designed to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them.
Desert Discovery, Imagination Space and SoundSpace are just some of the many themed spaces to explore. Plus the Spark gallery, which regularly hosts a new digital exhibition featuring the latest interactive technology from around the world.
All exhibitions are hands-on and you can touch the objects – nothing lives behind a glass cabinet here.
Spark gallery’s current exhibition is Digital Dimensions, which mixes vibrant visual effects and sounds to create an immersive exhibition, including innovative motion tracking and touch-triggered games. We were sometimes asked to ‘Crack the Code’ to reveal different digital effects. It was a refreshing reminder that it’s not all about iPhones and Facebook – technology can be fun, and a vehicle for creativity.
Visiting Eureka! was such a positive day out, and gave us permission to be a kid again. Fantastic for parents who want to share an exciting experience with their children and nurture that sense of curiosity about the world around them.
Digital Dimensions runs until 5th November at Eureka! Museum, Halifax,