Early years visits

We make Early Years visits easy

A trip to Eureka! is a hands-on, immersive experience that inspires younger children to learn through play.

With 400 exhibits across six areas we support all three characteristics of effective learning in the EYFS;

  • Children can play and explore – such as in our role-play garage, kitchen and shop
  • Our interactive exhibits provide opportunities for children to concentrate in active learning
  • Our spaces for open-ended play help children to create and think critically and develop their own ideas

Thinking of bringing your early years group along?

Choose from…

Galleries visit: £6 per child

  • An hour of dedicated time for your pupils to focus on one gallery
  • An hour to explore the rest of the museum
  • If there is a specific topic you need to cover download our gallery guide below or call our dedicated booking line

Galleries + workshop or show: £7.25 per child

  • A workshop or show with clear learning outcomes – delivered by a trained Eureka! Enabler.
  • A teacher’s pack to accompany your session packed with ideas to take back to the classroom
  • An hour to explore the museum

We ensure all content is relevant to each key stage. Have a look at the calendar to see what’s going on.

What else is included?

  • A welcome by our specially trained staff
  • Dedicated lunch area for your pupils
  • Option to pre-book a visit to the gift shop (or pre-purchase a goody bag)
  • Explore our outside area to let off steam
  • Free teacher preview visit
  • Resources such as risk assessments and gallery guides
  • Free adult places 1 for every 3 children

Decide the times and structure of your visit:

Arrive at 10am

Arrive at 11am

Arrive and welcome Arrive and welcome
Explore your focus gallery or book a workshop Time to eat, explore outside and visit the shop
Explore the other galleries Explore your focus gallery or book a workshop
Time to eat, explore outside and visit the shop Explore the other galleries
Depart 1.45pm Depart 2.45pm

Ready to book?


  • Gallery only visit: £6 per child
  • Gallery plus workshop or show: £7.25 per child


  • Early Years groups: 1 free adult for every 3 children
  • Primary groups: 1 free adult for every 5 children

Eureka! is closed on Mondays.

We limit the number of schools we take each day so call our dedicated booking line to discuss your options: 01422 330012

Please check out our terms and conditions. For all the additional info you might need for your visit have a look on the resources page for risk assessments, teacher packs and more!

Early Years Week

Early Years Week

A dedicated week for children under 5's. Content to be confirmed.... Read more



Find everything you might need from Risk Assessments to our Goody Bag order form.... Read more

Recent feedback for our school visits

"The galleries were fantastic as ever! We love the freedom that your museum allows children to explore and further their own learning. Your staff were fantastic - very flexible to our needs."...

“it has fuelled the children’s enthusiasm”
“The ‘Nature’s stage’ show was really engaging and the whole class (+staff!) enjoyed it. Great outdoor area too.”
“Had a fantastic time! Well organised and looked after!”

“Reach for the Stars was perfect for the age of our children & it has fuelled the children’s enthusiasm for doing a space topic. We have done a 3 week mini topic which has come out of our visit.” ...

School workshops and shows coming up...

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE. Map