Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:45

The Eden Project is facing its biggest-ever invasion of dinosaurs this summer (July 23 to Sept 4).

Dinosaur Uprising: Land, Sea and Air features an unprecedented array of beasts, from rampaging dinosaurs, to giant, majestic underwater Plesiosaurs and swooping, flying Pterosaurs, making it one of the biggest dinosaur attractions in the world.

For the first time ever, Eden’s summer dinosaur programme will boast an awe-inspiring underwater section, giving visitors the opportunity to dive into oceanic depths to “swim” with ancient aquatic creatures, including the majestic Plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs are a family of giant underwater reptiles including creatures that could grow as long as 17 metres, making them some of the largest marine predators ever.

Also new this year, the Mediterranean Biome will become the home of the flying Pterosaurs. From the strange-looking Dimorphodon with its oversized head to the mighty Pteranodon, visitors will be able to learn little-known facts about these ancient flying reptiles.

Among the stars of the show will be a wandering pack of life-sized moving dinosaurs, including the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops as well as some smaller, more gentle baby beasts.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to get close to some life-sized dinosaur jaws, to learn about eating and hunting habits as well as marvel at the giant teeth.

Among the friendlier beasts, a long-necked Titanosaur will offer an insight into the lives of the mighty vegetarian sauropods, the largest animals ever to live on land.

The ever-popular dig pit – where children can wield pickaxes and chip away at rock to reveal a massive dinosaur fossil – will also be returning.

Chris Pritchard, Eden’s Production Manager, said: “Dinosaur Uprising will be Eden’s most exciting summer programme ever and will offer an amazing insight into the world of prehistoric beasts, from land-based dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes to the giants of the ocean and the swarming, swooping Pterosaurs.

“We have always had a great response to our summer dinosaur extravaganzas and we’re confident that this will be the biggest and best we’ve ever done.”

Dinosaur Uprising: Land, Sea and Air will take place at the Eden Project from July 23 to September 4 and all activities are included in the standard Eden admission fee. Opening hours will be extended until 8pm on Mondays to Thursdays during the season.

A bizarre news report has been produced at Eden, giving visitors a sneak preview of the kind of thing they can expect. It can be viewed at https://youtu.be/u7gJnDRi7ds.

For more information about Dinosaur Uprising: Land, Sea and Air, see www.edenproject.com.

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