Eureka! will be closing at 4pm on Fri, Nov 21 due to a private event.
Launch a parachute, capture your shadow and move yourself with a giant propeller as you experiment with water, light, sound and motion among the colourful and lively exhibits in Eureka! Hands-on discovery encourages visitors to try new things and ask "What would happen if...?" Home to our spectacular water table, ball launchers and walk on piano, Eureka! is the place that brings out the curious scientist in all of us.
Light and Sound
Bang different pitches on the whapaphone, play a harp with invisible strings, see the reflection of your hand reach out of a mirror and discover how hot you are on the infrared camera as you explore the amazing world of light and sound.
Create an invisible ring of air, witness a tornado forming, and build dams and fountains as you discover the amazing properties of air, water, and other fluids.
Levers, Pulleys, Pendulums and Gears
Lift a hippo, spin some gears, and even lift your entire body off the ground as you learn the amazing properties of levers, pulleys, and other simple machines.
Our new Eureka! gallery has many new features to make it more sustainable including: in-floor heating, window coatings that help filter out UV rays, solar cells, and smart glass technology that you can change from clear to opaque at the flick of a switch.