This Summer we were invited to visit the wonderful Eureka! Museum in Halifax. Eureka! has been on our ‘must see’ list for some time and I was really pleased about being invited along.
Louis and Ted were busy that day, so Rowan and I went with the scrumptious Finn and his mum Emma from Not Such a Yummy Mummy.
Museums when I was a child were a bit, well, boring. I have taken the children to some wonderful museums over the past few years though and Eureka! is definitely up there with the best of them. It’s bursting at the seams with educational, fun and engaging exibitions.
We had spend the previous day at a festival and Rowan was quite tired, so although we saw everything we didn’t get to spend as much time in each section as we would’ve liked. Nonetheless, we had a very interesting day and we will definitely be back.
While we were at the museum, we were invited along to a hands-on demonstration by Little Live Pets. These cute interactive birds and butterflies respond to touch and will also record and repeat whatever you say to them. They come in co-ordinating cages and appeal to both boys and girls. Rowan was particularly taken with the birds. They retail at around £10 each or £20 for a pet in a cage.
There are six designs of bird available, which can be housed in cages which come in two different designs. The butterflies also come in six different designs and their butterfly houses in two pretty designs. Rowan played with them for quite a while actually, though the room was noisy meaning the recording and playing back of our voices proved a little difficult. I’m sure that had we been at home it would have worked beautifully.
We had a wonderful time at Eureka! and I will go again with both of the children because there really is something for everyone to learn – even adults. For more information you can check out their website, or if you’d like to know more about Little Live Pets their website is available here.
If you have visited Eureka! be sure to let me know in the comments section and tell me what you thought.
Disclosure: We were invited to Eureka free of charge for the purpose of reviewing the Little Live Pets.