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Monday, June 1, 2015 - 14:45

Dinosaurs are roaring back to the Eden Project this summer (July 24 to September 2) with a whole new programme of prehistoric mayhem.

Dinosaur Uproar is the hotly-anticipated follow-up to last summer’s acclaimed Dinosaurs Unleashed season.

The 2015 season features five times as many dinosaurs as last year, including a giant Australovenator that will be regularly rampaging across the Eden site.

The clocks will once again be wound back 67 million years to the Cretaceous period but this time a whole range of dinosaurs will take over at Eden, from babies to one of the largest carnivorous beasts.

Intrepid Eden visitors will be able to trek through Cretaceous caverns on an adventure to meet all manner of rampaging reptiles. They can dive into a spectacular underwater scene, marvel at the sight of a life-size dinosaur skeleton and test their skills and knowledge to survive.

There will be fun for all ages. Visitors can turn dinosaur hunter in the ever-popular Dig Pit, which will give youngsters the opportunity to use pickaxes to uncover a fossilised dinosaur skeleton, or piece together Eden’s giant Jurassic jigsaws.

Chris Pritchard, Eden’s production manager, said: “Last year we unleashed dinosaurs at the Eden Project and it was a roaring success. This year they’re taking over! Everything about Dinosaurs Uproar will bigger and better. We’ll have five times more dinosaurs running amok around Eden and fascinating activities and exhibits for budding palaeontologists.

“As well as marvelling at escaped dinosaurs and life-size skeletons, we hope our visitors will leave Eden having learned something new about our ancestors and the world they lived in.”

Dinosaur Uproar starts on July 24 and runs until September 2 and all activities are included in the standard Eden admission price.

Eden’s Locals’ Summer Pass is now available for people living in Cornwall or Devon, giving holders unlimited visits to Eden until October 31, 2015. A pass costs £10 for adults, £8.50 for concessions, £6 for children and £30 for a family of two adults and two children. The passes are available to buy at Eden only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Sunday June 28, 2015.

For more information see www.edenproject.com or call 01726 811911.

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