The Core: Eden's education centre

The Core is Eden's innovative education centre: it's a fantastic building full of interactive displays where both children and adults can press buttons, wind handles and peer inside things.

In the Core you can learn about everything from ecosystems and evolution to climate change and plant resources. 

Top 10 things to see in the Core

  1. The giant nutcracker: wind its handle to learn about energy and processing
  2. Seed, a 70-tonne granite sculpture seated in the building's inner sanctum
  3. The Eden Deli, a superfoods cafe open in the summer, with a terrace view of the Biomes
  4. The 'Making of Eden' film, that explains just how we built this place
  5. The solar roof panels - spot these from the first-floor courtyard
  6. Huge ducts outside that collect rainwater from the roof
  7. The Spiral Garden, planted behind the Core to stimulate all your senses
  8. Our Plant Engine, showing all the cool things leaves do for us
  9. The slide, a secret entrance for kids
  10. Eden's Art Cafe, the Core's alter-ego hosting live evening events


View of interior of Eden's Core building, including giant mechanical nutcracker

Eden's giant Nutcracker

What's the giant Nutcracker all about?


Seed granite sculpture

The story of the Seed sculpture

Hear how it was carved from Cornish granite.

How we built the Core

Learn more about this eco-building and the Seed sculpture.

Find out more

School visits

School boy with clipboard in Rainforest Biome

Visit Eden with your school for an unforgettable learning experience.

Check out our workshops