Steve Backshall

Steve popped into Eden to tell you about Earth Story!

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Summer holiday highlights

  • Meet our life-like mountain gorilla and hear his incredible story.
  • Discover Earth’s most weird and wonderful creatures in our immersive exhibition, including an ice-age mammoth skeleton.
  • Clamber through the tunnels and nets of our new Minibeast Mansion, a brilliant new addition to our Outdoor Gardens opening this summer holidays. 
  • Go on our VR safari and come face-to-face with a giant armadillo and other fantastic beasts from the past.
  • Find inspiration in the people and projects working to save wildlife around the world, including our friends from Costa Rica, and see how you can make small changes that will help protect the planet.
  • Plus daily storytelling, science workshops, family games, trails and challenges, and much more!

Plan your visit to Earth Story

Daily timings

Earth Story takes place from 24 July until 3 September. We're open 9.30am – 6.30pm every day. Visit our opening times page for full details on when our gates open, and on last entry. 

Activities run all day, but if you're planning your visit, we will soon be providing detailed timings on the following activities:

  • Storytelling in the Mediterranean Biome 
  • Drop-in science workshops in the Lab workshops
  • Meeting our mountain gorilla

Relaxed sessions

Our relaxed sessions are designed to welcome visitors who may benefit from a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs. They take place on the following Wednesdays before Eden opens to the public in the morning, 8.30-9.30am:

  • 31 July
  • 7 August
  • 14 August
  • 21 August
  • 28 August

There is no additional cost to attend a relaxed session, but please book your place in advance. 


Earth Story is free with admission to the Eden Project*. Choose from several options:

*Except for the Lost Giants Safari VR experience, which is £5 per person. Simply buy your ticket on the day.