Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 15:00

To celebrate the release of the new animated film of Dr Seuss’s much-loved classic The Lorax, the Eden Project has a variety of furry and fun-filled family activities from July 14 until September 2.

Visitors to Eden throughout the summer will be able to learn all about the grumpy, yet lovable Lorax.
The film tells the story of Ted, a young boy who sets out to discover why there are no trees left in his town. He finds the reclusive Once-ler, who was once an inventor who started cutting down truffula trees to make his new invention. Ted learns that the Lorax, the guardian of the trees, had begged the Once-ler to stop, but consumed by greed, he carried on until the trees were all gone. But all is not lost, Ted finds that there is still hope.

The Lorax stars Danny DiVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift and will be released in the UK on July 27.
Martin Williams, Eden’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are very proud to have the Lorax event here this summer.

“The story reflects Eden’s belief that we can achieve amazing things if we work with nature rather than against it, so where better to spread the Lorax’s message?”

Eden’s education centre, The Core, will be transformed into the lush world of the moustachioed Lorax, complete with beautiful truffula trees. Here, visitors can learn more about the environment and why trees are so important to nature and to humans.

They will be able to make a Lorax Pledge to help protect the trees and, once they have, they will be able to make their own moustache to wear with pride.

Visitors can then watch clips of the film and add a square to the giant ‘Let it Grow’ mural.

The Core is also the start of the Lorax trail, which will take visitors on a journey around the whole of Eden, including the Rainforest Biome, to discover the secret messages of the Lorax.

On the way, they can stop off at the Mediterranean Biome where storytellers will be reading the original Dr Seuss book and holding question and answer sessions throughout the day.

Elsewhere on site, families can have a go at den building where they can make their own perfect hideout or even a Once-ler tower, the home of the story’s narrator.

Throughout the summer, Eden will open from 9:30am until 6pm, with late night opening until 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For more information on the Lorax and other events at Eden, go to: http://www.edenproject.com/come-and-visit/whats-on-things-to-do-in-cornw...