Date: 
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 17:00

The Lorax, the moustachioed star of the new animated film of Dr Seuss’s much-loved story, made his way down to the Eden Project today (Monday, July 16) to sample the attraction’s fantastic new family activities.

Eden is celebrating the release of the Lorax, which stars Danny DeVito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, with a whole range of events running until September 2. Visitors will be able to learn all about the grumpy, yet lovable Lorax and why trees are so important to nature and to humans.

Eden’s education centre, The Core, has been transformed into the lush world of the Lorax, complete with beautiful truffula trees. Here, visitors can make a Lorax Pledge to help protect the trees and, once they have, they can create their own moustache to wear with pride.

Visitors are also able to 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 leads 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 Eden’s storytellers are reading the original Dr Seuss book and holding question and answer sessions each day at 12pm and 2pm.

Martin Williams, Eden’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We were really excited that the Lorax made a surprise visit to Eden to experience our brilliant summer activities.

“The Lorax was pleased to see that Eden is spreading the message that if we work with nature, rather than against it, we can create something wonderful.”

From Saturday July 21, 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 starting from July 24.
The Lorax will be released in the UK on July 27.

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...