digiPlaySpace is extended at Eureka!

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Eureka! has confirmed that its interactive playground, digiPlaySpace, will stay open until April 2018.

Until 15 April next year, visitors to the national children’s museum in Halifax, North Yorkshire, will have even more time to get hands-on with one of the world’s most interactive and educational museum exhibits.

digiPlaySpace stems from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and features 14 exhibits created by artists from across the globe. From stop-motion animation to basic computer programming, each of the interactive exhibits encourages children to touch, control and play, and combines fun and learning with robots, electronics, music and gaming. Having arrived in July of this year, it has helped the museum to have its busiest summer yet, with over 60,000 visitors.

Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Eureka! Chief Executive, said: We were proud to be the first museum in Europe to host digiPlaySpace and are now so excited that children locally and nationwide have more time to come and visit us in Yorkshire to experience it.

“digiPlaySpace has gone down a storm with parents and children alike and our staff love it too. It has brought loads of laughter and screams of excitement to our Spark gallery. Each of the 14 exhibits offers a glimpse of what the future of museum interaction looks like and because our young visitors are increasingly digitally-savvy, it’s extremely rewarding for us to be offering such a forward-thinking installation.”

Entry to digiPlaySpace is included in the museum’s standard admission price. To buy tickets, and find out more, please visit Eureka!’s website.

At Kids in Museums, we’re delighted to have Eureka! signed up to our Mini Manifesto, a toolkit which helps museums and heritage sites to put children, young people and their families at the heart of what they do. To find out more, please visit our Manifesto page.

Becky MacNaughton, News Editor

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