The BIG Summer Festival

Event Date: 21/07/18 - 02/09/18

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We're open from 10am to 5pm every day over the summer with a boredom-busting festival of tech, science, performance and play!

Visit us this summer for a boredom-busting festival of tech, science, performance and play, including Fusion: Adventures in digital art, a new exhibition featuring some of the best digital art from around the globe.

Come rain or shine – whatever the weather – our Big Summer festival includes something for everyone!

Kids (and grown-ups) can try their hand at coding, animation, Minecraft and more with a changing programme of hands-on tech activities and workshops. There will also be regular visits on different dates from a mouth-watering array of performers including:

Event Highlights

  1. Storytelling with Eureka! favourites Gacko and Ian Douglas
  2. Circus performers The Great Mandavi and Circus Fudge
  3. Outdoor performances and activities with Same Difference Arts
  4. Explosive science shows from Professor Pumpernickel
  5. Creative sounds and science with Noisy Toys
  6. Learn to hula, Angie Mack - style!
  7. Get creative on Minecraft with Krash Labs
  8. Experience augmented reality with Peapodicity
  9. The bubbly-wonder that is Paris Bubbles
Eureka! BIG Summer festival

Different performers and activities daily

Activities include everything from making alien slime to light-painting, learning about DNA to getting ship-shape with the Eureka! Pirates,

With a different theme for every day of the week, there’s LOADS of variety so why not pop down to see us a few times? Bookmark this page and pop back to see our weekly programme of activities over the summer!

PS. What was the Eureka! pirate’s favorite subject at school? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrt.

And don’t forget to check out Fusion, Adventures in digital art, in our Spark Gallery for a limited time only.

 

Event Highlights

  1. Sat 21 July - Story Time

    Enchanted Tales - Story making session for all ages

    Stop Motion animation
    - drop-in sessions for 3yrs+
  2. Sun 22 July - Pirate Mayhem

    Splash! - Join our resident pirates in this fun, hands-on session
    3-7yrs, book on arrival

    Pirates Ahoy! - Join in with pirate challenges & games
    All ages, no need to book

    Ian Douglas Storyteller - Story times throughout the day
  3. Mon 23 July - Space Adventure

    Destination Space - Find out about life on board the International Space Station in this family show
    5yrs+, book on arrival

    Alien Slime - Create glow in the dark slime & discover the science behind how it works
    5yrs+, book on arrival
  4. Tues 24 July - Get Creative

    Light painting - Experiment with long exposure photography to make light paintings
    All ages, drop in 12pm - 4pm

    Scribblebots - Contribute to a giant art piece by creating a Scribblebot
    All ages, drop in 11am - 4pm
  5. Weds 25 July - Explosive Science

    Prof. Pumpernickel's Explosive Science show - Starring unfathomable physics and some really rubbish jokes
    6yrs+, book on arrival

    Same Difference Arts - Walkabout act 'A Few Feet Up'

    Periscope workshop - Find out about the periscope & make one to take home
    7yrs+, book on arrival

    Ian Douglas Storyteller - Story times throughout the day

    Genomics - Activities in AAM about how DNA & genomics will change the world of medicine
    3yrs

    Secret World of Gases busking - Discover the gases around us, what we use them for & how they will power the future!
  6. Thurs 26 July - Circus Showtime

    Circus Fudge - Drop in circus skills sessions for 3yrs+

    Bubble Fun - Walkabout bubble sessions outside for all ages

    Street Performers - Watch out for our resident comedy duo
  7. Fri 27 July - Tech Takeover

    VR with Leeds Uni - Try out the latest Virtual Reality headsets
    Drop in

    Krash Labs - Programme & code your own creations in Minecraft
    Bookable 1hr workshops for 7yrs+ at 11am & 3pm
    Drop in sessions 12pm-3pm


    Micro:bit Robots - Create a Micro:bit powered robot
    6yrs+, book on arrival
  8. Sat 28 July - Story Time

    Enchanted Tales - Story making session for all ages

    Stop Motion animation
    - drop-in sessions for 3yrs+
  9. Sun 29 July - Pirate Mayhem

    Splash! - Join our resident pirates in this fun, hands-on session
    3-7yrs, book on arrival

    Pirates Ahoy! - Join in with pirate challenges & games
    All ages, no need to book
  10. Mon 30 July - Space Adventure

    Destination Space - Find out about life on board the International Space Station in this family show
    5yrs+, book on arrival

    Alien Slime - Create glow in the dark slime & discover the science behind how it works
    5yrs+, book on arrival
  11. Tues 31 July - Get Creative

    Light painting - Experiment with long exposure photography to make light paintings
    All ages, drop in 12pm - 4pm

    Scribblebots - Contribute to a giant art piece by creating a Scribblebot
    All ages, drop in 11am - 4pm
  12. Weds 1 Aug - Explosive Science

    Prof. Pumpernickel's Explosive Science show - Starring unfathomable physics and some really rubbish jokes
    6yrs+, book on arrival

    Story time with Gacko and Ian Douglas - Drop in through the day

    NATIONAL PLAYDAY! - Join Calderdale Play Development Service and Eureka! to celebrate a day dedicated to play with free extra outdoor activities
  13. Thurs 2 Aug - Circus Showtime

    Uke Can Do It! - Explore music and song writing with the ukulele
    6yrs+, book on arrival

    Circus Shows - Fire juggler, street performer and entertainer extraordinaire 'The Great Mandavi' for all ages

    Learn to hula! - With hula artist Angie Mack

    Street Performers - Watch out for our resident comedy duo
  14. Fri 3 Aug - Tech Takeover

    VR with Leeds Uni - Try out the latest Virtual Reality headsets
    Drop in

    Krash Labs - Programme & code your own creations in Minecraft
    Bookable 1hr workshops for 7yrs+ at 11am & 3pm
    Drop in sessions 12pm-3pm


    Micro:bit Robots - Create a Micro:bit powered robot
    6yrs+, book on arrival

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