Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:30


The Eden Project is hosting an interactive extravaganza exploring the science of gases at its next WOW! Weekend on April 28 and 29.

There will be a family show, experiments and hands-on activities including a hydrogen-powered doll’s house and demonstration of the freezing temperatures of liquid nitrogen.

The Secret World of Gases is designed to engage, inspire and involve school-age children and their families with the incredible stories and science of gases. 

Eden’s narrators will perform a fun family science show in the Mediterranean Biome telling the fascinating story of how invisible gases are all around us. 

Visitors can investigate how air becomes a liquid and see the latest innovations in how gases can be used for a greener future.

There will be hydrogen-powered remote-controlled cars, a dry ice demonstration and an experiment using a cola bottle, sweets and a balloon.

The Secret World of Gases is a national programme led by the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) with scientific expertise from the Royal Society of Chemistry and industrial and medical gases company BOC, part of the Linde Group.

Chris Bisson, Eden’s programme manager for the Secret World of Gases, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for everyone to explore the amazing science behind gases, how they are used in our everyday lives and how they can be used as future fuels. 

“All the hands-on activities are designed to encourage young people to be curious and continue to explore and ask questions about gases.” 

Wow Weekend: The Secret World of Gases takes place in the Mediterranean Biome’s Citrus Grove on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29.

All activities are fun for all but recommended for families with children aged six to 11. 

The programme is included with admission to Eden.

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