Eden's giant Nutcracker

What's the giant Nutcracker all about?

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Inside this beautiful building based on the structure of a sunflower, you can press buttons, wind handles and peer inside things to learn about everything from ecosystems and evolution to climate change and plant resources.

Top 10 things to see

  1. The giant nutcracker: wind its handle to learn about energy and processing
  2. Seed, a 70-tonne granite sculpture seated in the building's inner sanctum
  3. The marine litter exhibit, showcasing innovations in sustainable design
  4. The 'Making of Eden' film, that explains just how we built this place
  5. The solar roof panels - spot these from the first-floor courtyard
  6. Huge ducts outside that collect rainwater from the roof
  7. The Spiral Garden, planted behind the Core to stimulate all your senses
  8. Our Plant Engine, showing all the cool things leaves do for us
  9. The slide, a secret entrance for kids
  10. The Core Cafe, a superfoods cafe open in the summer, with a terrace view of the Biomes

Find out more about the fascinating architecture of the Core building.