Patternarium at Eureka!

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

Patternarium at Eureka at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax, 5 December 2018–1 June 2019, from £5.25 - Book now

Hot on the heels of its last digital art experience Fusion, the UK’s only national children’s museum provides top luminary larks once more.

Patternarium, produced by Halfax creatives IOU, is a vast, interactive playful experience.

It brings to live in vivid colour the hidden patterns that surround us, such as energy and sound waves.

The fun lies in harnessing digital technology and mechanics to make patterns appear before your very eyes.

Walk, dance, tumble and play in the overlapping light trails produced by Volatile Light, a contraption which weaves curls, arcs and scribbles through the dark. Pedal bikes and move mechanical arms containing LEDs to create a light-painting of vivid patterns on a giant screen.

Manipulate and be part of a giant kaleidoscope which allows you to arrange objects over glass while a mirror spins to project the mesmerising results. Play with the type of drum most parents may prefer, controlling the pitch and frequency of sound waves to create patterns generated by sound with a laser beam.

Create glowing giant spirographs and scribbles like no other through the Cycloid Drawing Machine and giant Pendulum.

Freestylers and digital Jackson Pollocks meanwhile will love the ginormous Light Painting Wall. Grab a luminous prop (including LED lights, torches and glow sticks) to draw shapes to create a live, kinetic illuminated art work. Let us at it.

We love that Eureka’s ethos of learning through play is always the name of the game with brand new interactive exhibitions such as Patternarium complementing over 400 different experiences across eight zones.

We’re excited also that there are new plans afoot both for Eureka’s! Halifax site (just a jump away from Halifax station) and new Eureka! Mersey science and discovery centre on Wirral Waterfront in the coming years.

Admission to Patternarium is included in the price of admission to Eureka!, or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.


Patternarium at Eureka at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax

5 December 2018–1 June 2019
From £5.25

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