October Half Term!

Bothersome Beasts and their Bad Reputations!

Join us at Eureka! Science + Discovery for our very first October half term Halloween celebration! From spiders to slime, we’ll be taking a closer look at the creepiest of crawlies and discussing why they’re actually… kinda cool!

Please not that some activities have limited capacity but will have multiple sessions and will appear on multiple days. Please book your session once you arrive.


21 October – 5 November

What’s On?

The theatre has been transformed into a nest by Sally the Spider! Experience the 4.3 metre, anatomically correct house spider as she hangs from the ceiling and pose for a selfie next to her 20cm fangs if you dare! Sally’s creator, ‘Professor Arachnid’, will be on hand to teach us all about Sally and answer any questions. Sally will be in the theatre throughout the whole of our Bothersome Beasts event.

Ask Me about Sally!

21/22 Oct and 28/29 Oct and 4/5 Nov

45 minute drop ins at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00

Location: Theatre

Join ‘Professor Arachnid’, artist and prop builder who made Sally the Spider, to learn about her construction and discover more about spectacular spiders!


Spiders and Worms Workshop

23rd & 30th Oct

20mins long: 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30

Location: Make Create

Make your own spooky spiders and wriggly worms guided by ‘Professor Arachnid’, who will be on hand to tell you everything you need to know about these fascinating creatures.


Skulls, Skeletons and Skins with Animal Teach!

23rd, 27th & 30th Oct

10:30 – 4pm (23rd), 10:30 – 3pm (27th), 10:30 – 2pm (30th)

Location: Galleries

Explore the ins and outs of bothersome but brilliant beasts!


Nature Arts Zone

Everyday 21st Oct – 5th November, all day drop-in

Location: Community Space

Get hands-on with our nature-inspired arts activities that are suitable for the youngest bothersome beasts!


Survival of the Slimiest Workshop

25th, 26th, 27th October and 1st, 2nd, 3rd November

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:15 and 15:15

Limited capacity. Please book your session once you arrive.

Location: Make Create

Hagfish, slugs, and slime mould… Discover the vital role slime plays in nature, their clever survival tactics, and how slime is being used by scientists to change the world!  Join us for a slime-tastic adventure that will shift how you see the world and create your own slime.


Stop Motion Animation Workshop with Jam Coding

21/22 Oct and 28/29 Oct and 4/5 Nov
45 minute sessions at 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30
Limited capacity. Please book your session once you arrive.

Location: Make Create

Be inspired by the spooky season and produce your very own stop motion animation under the guidance of the team from Jam Coding.


Recycle Craft Workshop

24th October

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Location: Make Create

Turn rubbish into art in our spooky sustainable crafts session with the team from Gilmoss Recycling Discovery Centre.


Halloween Bothersome Beast Facepainting

31st October
Location: Make Create

Become a bothersome beast in time for some trick or treating with our expert face painters! Please note that this will be limited availability and you may be required to queue.

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Eureka! Science + Discovery, Merseyside – Eureka!