Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 11:55

Visitors to the Eden Project this half-term (February 19 to 27) will be given the opportunity to travel “back in time” to prehistoric rainforests and meet a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The Rainforest Time Quest will see budding explorers venture into the Rainforest Biome, to track down the treasures of the jungle, travelling back in time as they move through the forest, following in the footsteps of adventurers in history to the scientists of today.

The explorers can hunt for rainforest treasures along the way and take part in workshops to design time capsules as well as hear jungle tales from Eden’s resident adventurers and storytellers.

The experience will culminate with an encounter with a moving, roaring Tyrannosaurus Rex. Throughout their visit, peple will be encouraged to think about ways to ensure that the rainforests – and humans - don’t go the way of the dinosaurs.

Emma Hogg, Eden’s Site Wide Live Producer, said: “We want to capture the spirit of great adventurers – both real and fictional – in an experience that will hopefully give our visitors an insight into why it’s so important to protect the world’s rainforests.

”We’ll use stories, workshops and, of course, our very own tame Tyrannosaurus to make sure the experience is as exciting as it is interesting.”

The Rainforest Time Quest will run continuously every day from February 19 to 27 and all activities are included in the standard Eden admission price.