Home Educator Day!

Christmas themed educational shows and activities!

After the HUUGE success of our first Home Educator Day, we’re thrilled to announce that our second is happening 19 December!

We know what you’re thinking…what exactly is a Home Educator Day? Well, we’ll tell you!

On these days, we limit ticket numbers to the general public and no other educational groups are booked in for the day, so you and your family can explore the galleries and take part in our unique, educational shows and activities.

It’s a great opportunity for Home Educator families to visit us at a quieter time (as we don’t take any school bookings on this day) and to take part in some of our school programmes developed for pupils in Years 1 through to Year 6 (i.e. 5-11yrs).

Click here to book for Home Educator day.

What’s On?

As well as the activities outlined below, there are 3 galleries for you to explore as well as The Burrow for under 7s with tons of hands-on exhibits!


Bookable workshop – choose a show slot at the time of booking 

Jam Coding presents: Minecraft Challenges 

Times: 55min sessions at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm

Age range: 5yrs and over

Join us in this JamCoding workshop, where we will challenge you to build something amazing in Minecraft. You’ll work as a team, using our 4 Cs – Communication, Creativity, Collaboration and Confidence to design and build together. Our challenges are suitable for Minecraft experts & newbies alike. Come and see how Minecraft can encourage skills such as spatial awareness, resource management, maths, coding and more!


Book on the day into a Science Show:

A Very Curious Christmas 

Times: 30mins shows at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm 

Christmas is all about Santa, snow, and science….?! That’s right! Without science, some of our favourite Christmassy things would not be possible! Join us on our festive journey as we explore the science behind Christmas and use some Christmassy things to demonstrate a little festive magic. 

Suitable for children 5yrs+, this show has limited availability will be and bookable on the day on a first-come, first-served basis.   


Hibernation Trail – If you can’t beat winter – sleep through it!

Available to pick up all day  

Age range: 5yrs+, but anyone is welcome to do the trail!

Hibernation is a bear’s way of saying, “I’m not lazy, I’m just energy efficient.” 

In other words, hibernation is a bear’s way of taking a long winter nap to save energy and avoid the cold weather. But don’t worry, bears are still dreaming about food while they’re hibernating. So when they wake up, they’re ready to eat!  Follow the trail and discover some more sleepy creatures!


Wanna book?! Of course you do! Click here to book for Home Educator day.


Please note: To book for the Home Educator day, you must have at least one paying child aged 5 years+

  • Children aged 5 years +                     £13
  • Children aged 3-4 years                     £7
  • Children aged 1-2 years                      £4
  • Children aged under 1 year                 FREE

One FREE adult for every paying child aged 5+

  • Additional adults                                 £7

Existing Eureka! Annual Pass Holders get discounted tickets!

(You’ll need to know your annual pass information at the time of booking)

  • Children aged 5 years +                     £9
  • Children aged 0-4 years                     FREE
  • Adult                                                       FREE

What’s included:

  • Full access to the museum galleries
  • A mix of bookable and drop-in activities for children aged 5yrs+
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop (only available to Home Educator Day families)
  • 10% discount off the Eureka! Annual Pass (must be purchased before 3pm on the day)

Terms & Conditions:

  • To book on to the Home Educator Day you must have at least one paying child aged 5 years or over.
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking.
  • Existing Eureka! Annual Pass holders receive 10% off their booking for a Home Educator day. To receive this discount you must book in advance as it cannot be redeemed on the day. Please have your member number to-hand when calling to book.
  • If you cancel within 1 week of the Home Educator day, Eureka! will charge 50% of the total cost of your visit.
  • No refunds will be given if you cancel on the day of the event or simply don’t show up.
  • Cancellations must be sent in writing to groups@eureka.org.uk

See you there!

Book now!