It’s always a good time of year to visit Eureka! in our book. The UK’s only national children’s museum, learning through play is the name of the game with over 400 different experiences across eight zones.
This Easter hols, the best of Steampunk culture and technology will collide for a lively two weeks of scientific shenanigans.
Take in demonstrations from Eureka’s Steampunk Scientists and be the first to experience a brand new science show from Professor Spark. Sounds legit!
Head to the Imagination Space to fill your minds with a range of activities and crafts to get those creative juices flowing.
Make your own mechanical noise machine from upcycled electronic junk. Find out about morse code and send your own secret message, create a giant marble run and make a scribble bot.
Although a museum may not be a likely place to come across an Easter Bunny, we are glad that Eureka’s madcap world never disappoints.
Contemporary street theatre company Same Difference Arts are landing with curious characters including the White Rabbit, Felix the Fox and Mrs. Greenfingers to encounter.
Other highlights to explore including testing what your body can do and exploring a realistic health centre in All About Me, exploring Eureka!’s child-sized town (where you can even withdraw and spend Eureka!’s currency) and also the Desert Discovery and Sound Garden for under 5s.
If that isn’t enough excitement for one day head over to Halifax’s magnificent Piece Hall to fill your boots further.
We love that you can arrive at Eureka! by train – just a hop, skip and a jump away to the museum entrance.
Steampunk Science events are free with a general admission ticket (from £5.25) or annual pass.