Eureka! Science + Discovery, his new £11.4m visitor attraction aimed at inspiring a new generation of young people about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), has opened to the public.

Set on the banks of the River Mersey directly across from Liverpool’s iconic ‘Three Graces’ and set at one of the terminals of the world-famous Mersey Ferry, the attraction builds on Eureka’s success. , is expected to draw in about 180,000 visitors annually. Yorkshire’s National Children’s Museum is the brand’s first expansion elsewhere in the world.

A variety of unique and innovative exhibits, including a giant 12-foot-tall cat wagging its tail and a giant climbing tree, as well as exhibits on the human body, low-carbon technology, and the environmental impact of fast fashion. Backed by renewable energy company and funding partner Ørsted, the attraction was co-created in close partnership with 120 local children and young people to help influence their questions and issues. I was. Science + Discovery explores.

Leigh-Anne Stradeski, CEO of Eureka! since 2000, commented: The enthusiasm from young people, families and schools across the UK was overwhelming. She is excited to create magical moments and inspire new generations about STEAM subjects through exciting interactive exhibits that are found nowhere else. the rest of the UK.

“Eureka! has inspired, educated and entertained families for 30 years, and now we can show a whole new generation how to reframe the way they see the world around them.” What a privilege!”

The new £11.4m visitor attraction is £6.4m from Mayor Steve Rotherham and the Strategic Investment Fund of the City of Liverpool Regional Complex, Wellcome Trust/UKRI’s ‘Inspiring Science Fund’, and the Liverpool City Region will By engaging young people in STEAM subjects in a more accessible way, it plays a key role in helping them achieve their inclusive growth and educational ambitions.

Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotherham said: The arrival of Eureka! adds another exciting new feature to our offer.

“Break-out and underutilized spaces will be replaced with new interactive attractions that are fresh and interesting for the whole family, thanks in part to £6.4m in funding from the Joint Authority. This is just one part of our broader plan to revitalize Birkenhead and the Left Bank region.

“As someone who is passionate about skills and technology, it was great to meet Eureka! Science + Discovery has a strong focus on the STEAM theme, providing young people in the region with topics such as life sciences, digital innovation and green technology in a fun and refreshing way. introduce in a way.

“We want to inspire younger generations, especially young women, to explore the opportunities out there and help them address some of the gender imbalances that exist in these sectors. We think there’s no better place to start your journey than here in the Liverpool City area, our area is a natural fit with the world’s leading innovation clusters in science, technology and AI right on your doorstep. Who knows how many future engineers and scientists will be inspired by their visit?”

Councilor Janet Williamson, leader of the Wirral Council, added: Not only does it give a huge boost to the local economy and create many jobs, it is an exciting and immersive way for children to learn. ”

Eureka! Science + Discovery is the UK’s only visitor attraction specially designed for children and young adults aged 7 and over. Using art and creativity as a vehicle to explore a wide range of STEAM themes around health and life sciences, digital and creative, low carbon, innovation and advanced manufacturing.

The attraction includes hundreds of hands-on, interactive activities and fun learning experiences based on important themes that are relevant to everyone’s everyday life.These include zones exploring our wonderful uniqueness bodyall things that are part of our fabrics and spaces House, When Nature A wide range of issues are explored here, from small creatures to large issues of climate behavior.

there is also create, a space where imagination and innovation converge and where visitors can tinker.Phase 2 opening Discovery Cafe dedicated exhibition area for young visitors, burrow It will be released after Christmas.