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Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

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A whole day of fun for kids and parents, Eureka! The National Children's Museum offers over 400 interactive displays designed to inspire and teach. Based on the North American model of children’s museums, this site is primarily aimed at families with kids aged 11 and under, encouraging intergenerational learning. Explore the museum’s four themed galleries, allowing children and parents to learn about the world around them by playing through several educational setups, including a mini town square and a variety of natural environments from around the world. The interactive museum also includes the Beach, one of the biggest outdoor sandpits in the country, and a Wonder Walk, an outdoor sensory trail. Book your tickets for this unusual experience online, and check for upcoming themed events and special activities. By using our Halifax tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Eureka! The National Children's Museum and other attractions in Halifax.
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  • As a family with a 6 year old we have visited Eureka several times. Both when extremely busy (school holidays) and when quiet. We visited on Saturday as a family. There seemed to be a Saturday school ...  more »
  • Myself partner and 2yr old visited. This is an innovative museum aimed at young children to teenagers though as an adult I found it interesting and fun too. Everything is interactive with buttons to p...  more »
  • We took three under three and they all loved it. So much to do from pretending to be dentists to playing in a giant sand pit. The only downside was trying to get them in the car when it was time to go...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit. About £13 to get in but that's valid for a year and you'll probably need another visit to fit everything in. A ridiculous amount of interactive displays and learning on offer that even us adults will not be able to resist messing around. You'll need an afternoon in itself for the "living & working together" area where kids can pretend to be adults in a very good mock up of an average High St and you can point out "It's not like that in real life". On top of all that a new section is going in (a technology area I believe) to add to the already greatness of this place. Food is well priced here and tastes "pretty good" (well it is a kid's museum, not a restaurant after all) but seating space is at a premium and gets full quick. There is a train carriage and indoor picnic area you can use though. All in all its definitely worth the visit and definitely worth booking tickets beforehand.
  • I love all the interactive learning opportunities for my kids. But the place is quite stressful when busy and it's easy to loose soght on one's kids, even well behaved kids, in the crowds. On of my friends kids nearly left the building when a staff member opened a gate for another family had I not caught him just before the staff closed the gate! Otherwise it's a great place. I look forward to taking my kids on a quieter day and really being able to spend time interacting with the activities. The sand pit was a huge success also, we stayed there for about an hour after the main museum had closed and the kids had a blast. Would definitely go again, more then once I'm sure.
  • A very good day out for the children. Lots of interesting activities and lots to learn. You get a year's pass but that's only really any good if you live close enough to visit regularly and it's a shame you have to pay for the car park. But there's so much to do inside it can fill a full day. There's also plenty of places to eat lunch if you've brought your own food or there's a cafe too. The shop is reasonably priced. There's a train outside where you can sit to eat too. There's also a sand pit outside.
  • It's a good place and the kids enjoy it. However I've been 3 times and the front of house is wanting. I never saw museum assistants engaging with the kids or parents. Good day out but pricey if you are not local
  • Excellent museum set up for children to encourage learning through play. It is small and the facilities a bit compared to some other museums, though there is at least a cafe. For enjoyment of my under 5 nothing else can compare. Any entry can be turned into an annual pass, as I live locally this is an excellent option.

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