Eureka!

It's All About Me!

Paragon worked with At Large Design and the team at Eureka!, The National Children’s Museum, to redevelop their hugely popular ‘All About Me’ gallery. The new 400sqm gallery is a highly immersive space that informs and educates children about their bodies, diet, health and wellbeing through hands-on interactive displays and role-play.

Paragon was principal contractor on the project and developed over 70 mechanical, sculptural and AV based interactive displays, as well as creating the whole immersive environment. A key addition to the Eureka! family is ‘Zoom the robot’, a fantastic new character that introduces and guides the children around the gallery. Paragon recreated this character in full 3D form and incorporated animated AV displays which allow the children to communicate and interact with the robot directly.

The project as a whole utilised the skills of all our departments and especially showcased our expanding Solid Surface Department, a material that lends itself fully to the museum and visitor centre environments due to its excellent durability, thermo-forming properties, safeness and cleanability. Eureka! has always been the industry benchmark for hands-on interactive education in the UK and we were excited to work on this important UK project.

Our client: Eureka! National Children’s Museum
Designed by: At Large

 

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STAFF FOCUS: Tim DeCoste, Interactives Workshop Manager

Q: Name?
A: Tim DeCoste but they call me moose now there’s four Tims.

Q: What and where did you study?
A: Seaquam secondary school in my motherland of Canada. University didn’t seem challenging enough so I went to major in waterparks abroad.

Q: How long have you worked at Paragon Creative?
A: 3 years this month.

Q: What development / training have you undertaken since joining the team?
A: IOSH managing safely and the ever-important manual handling and fire warden training. And of course the sage mentoring of Jon Myers (Operations Director) and Chris Nuttall (Technical Director).

Q: Favourite Project to work on and why?
A: Dig It Dubai Springs. It was an achievable project that has resulted in a great success which is always a boost knowing the work our department put in to it, I’m sure others did OK as well. I also got to be involved in the installation, something I don’t often get to be a part of, luckily I still have my old work boots so I almost blended in seamlessly if not for my eloquent speaking and perfect hair.

Q: What do you like about working at Paragon?
A: Everyday poses a new challenge. It’s also close to home so that’s nice.

Q: Dream project to work on?
A: If we could do something ice hockey or maple syrup based I’d be very much in my comfort zone.

Q: What does your department do?
A: Builds big toys!
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Moose!!

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Go moose eh 🤙

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No dad !!! Don’t make me wear it !!

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Moose? You'll always be Diego to me

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