Summer holidays: Earth Story
This summer at Eden, get ready to discover the evolution of life as we know it. Giant beasts, incredible stories, mind-blowing virtual reality, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits will take you on a journey through Earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day - and a future that’s ours to make.
Venture into our immersive new exhibition space, where you’ll be transported to a world of wonder:
- Get up close to an ice-age mammoth skeleton in the Cave of Lost Giants.
- Marvel at our magical Cabin of Curiosities and Consequences, a showcase of the intricate web of life that connects us all together.
- Explore Wild Britain and see the forgotten animals that roamed freely around our landscapes in the past – and discover some that are making a comeback.
- Hear about the plants and animals on the brink of being lost forever.
- Be inspired by people and projects from around the world that are working to save them.
Clamber through the tunnels and nets of our Mini Beast Mansion to see the world from a new perspective, before coming face to face with a giant armadillo in the VR Zone.
Take on our Ocean Clean challenge to uncover what might be lurking in its hidden depths, follow a trail to discover weird and wonderful flora and fauna from across the globe, and join the Eden storytellers for a trip to a very unusual Library.
And don’t forget to visit the Eden Field Base, where you can meet our majestic (and very life-like) mountain gorilla, and hear his incredible story of hope and survival.
See first-hand how even the smallest of individual actions can make a difference, and how we can all help to keep our planet – and its extraordinary variety of life – safe for the future. Read our 11 tips on fighting climate change and biodiversity loss.
Throughout the programme we'll be offering sessions designed to welcome visitors who may benefit from a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs. These sessions will take place on Wednesdays (between 31 July and 28 August), before Eden opens to the public in the morning, 8.30-9.30am.