Early Years Visits

Early Years Visits

Informal education in imaginative and exciting settings…

What can you book?

Our activities newsletter for Early Years and Primary groups:

When can you book?

We’ve carefully selected the following time slots to ensure that groups benefit from dedicated gallery time, discovery time and time out.

  • Early Morning: From 10:00 to 13:45
    10:15 – 11.15 Self guided gallery time
    11:15 – 12:15 Discovery time
    12:30 – 13:45 Time out
    (to eat, explore outdoors and visit the shop)
    13:45 Depart
  • Late Morning: From 11:00 to 14:45
    11:00 – 12:30 Time out
    (to eat, explore outdoors and visit the shop)
    12:30 – 13:30 Self guided gallery time
    13:30 – 14:30 Discovery time
    14:45 Depart
  • Afternoon Visit: From 12:15 to 15:45
    12:15 – 13:30 Time out
    (to eat, explore outdoors and visit the shop)
    13:30 – 14:30 Discovery time
    14:30 – 15:45 Self guided gallery time
    15:45 Depart

To book a visit for your group call the Bookings Hotline during office hours on 01422 330012.

Early Years Events

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Eureka!

Spring Term, 28 January – 28 March 2014

The Hungry Caterpillar
Developed in partnership with the Eureka! Nursery, this 1 hour very playful session for early year’s groups takes place in our Under 5s SoundGarden gallery. The Hungry Caterpillar story will be brought to life using loose parts, songs, games and craft.


Summer Term, 13 May – 11 July 2014

The Pirate’s Adventure workshop (for children aged 3-5 yrs, up to 25 children per session)  

Ahoy there land lubbers! The good ship Eureka! has dropped its anchor and is inviting young pirates to join it’s swashbuckling crew for the voyage of a lifetime. In this  1 hour session, children will take part in an exciting story-focused adventure in our Desert Discovery gallery and learn about day and night as they search for hidden treasure. There will also be opportunity to get creative and join in with a sea shanty. Argh! Why not join in the fun and come dressed as pirates too!

Early Years Week, 13 – 16 May 2014

This is a special time at Eureka! as our youngest visitors have the museum all to themselves with no Primary bookings taken during the week. As well as booking a 30 min version of  The Pirate’s Adventure session, there’ll be additional drop-in pirate themed activities taking place through the museum.


Call us on 01422 330012 for more info or to book your visit!


Sometimes people forget that play is learning and learning is play." - Peter Dixon

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