Event Date: 23/10/20 - 01/11/20

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We're creepy, kooky, mysterious AND Spooky. Come join the Eureka! family *click*click* and enjoy some Halloween fun this half term.

We’re getting our Halloween groove on this October half-term. Wooooooo!

Take part in extra outdoor activities on every day from Friday 23 October to Sunday 1 November.

Extended Opening!

Meet a weird witch, an escaped mummy and a vampire (Dracula himself no less). Our creepy characters will be taking over the Eureka! grounds with their spooky shenanigans and pop-up performances. Nothing too scary – just honest (COVID-secure) Halloween fun in our outside marquee and garden. Don’t forget to wrap up warm!

We know Trick or Treat can’t go ahead this year. So our spooky characters will be showing off their socially distanced “Trick-Tok” dances – and you can them learn too.

Terrifyingly terrific fancy dress is actively encouraged!

Pre-book your tickets on our website here.


We’ve got some brand new games on our Ludus interactive gaming wall. Experience this giant digital screen to get physical and play a range of games.

If arachnids are your thing, take part in our Follow the Spiders trail around the museum. How many spiders can you spot hiding in our exhibits? Enter our competition to win Halloween goodies. Warning: Contains Spiders. Blergh!

AND don’t miss the digital exhibitions in our Spark gallery. You can step into an immersive forest alive with animated creatures and interactive gaming in Arboreal.

We’re extending our opening times from 9am – 5.30pm so we can maintain social distancing and continue to provide a COVID-secure visit. Take a look at our FAQs here and find out what measures we’ve taken since reopening.

Event Highlights

  1. Meet spooky special guest performers
  2. Try our interactive gaming wall
  3. Check out the digital exhibitions and interactive gaming
Our friendly vampire will be showing off his moves

Our friendly vampire will be showing off his moves

Meet a weird witch and watch her performance

Meet a weird witch and watch her performance

We’re delighted to be working with Yorkshire company Peel Entertainment who are using local actors to provide our special guest performers.

Images credited to Nik Bryant

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