The Eden Project is now open daily. All visits must be pre-booked online. Read our FAQS.

About Earth Story this summer

This summer take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make, with our all new summer spectacular Earth Story, which comes to an end on 3 September. Meet our extraordinary mountain gorilla; get up close to an ice-age mammoth skeleton; crawl, play and climb in our Mini Beast Mansion; and immerse yourself in our all-new VR experience.

Find out more about Earth Story.

About the prize

One lucky winner will win an exclusive meet & greet with our life-like mountain gorilla to experience with their family and friends on Saturday 31 August, with free entry to the Eden Project to see Earth Story, plus ice creams all round.

On the day you'll be greeted by the gorilla's keeper at the Visitor Centre (at 8.55am) and led down to meet this majestic – and very life-like – mountain gorilla at the Eden Field Base, where you'll get to hear his incredible story of hope and survival. You'll get to spend around 15 minutes' exclusive time with the gentle gorilla before the Eden Project is open to the public. 

To top off the experience you'll be treated to ice creams all round, before you head off to enjoy the rest of Earth Story (open until 6.30pm).

How to enter

To enter, comment on the competition post on our Facebook page, telling us who you'd take with you for the prize.

All entries must be received by 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019.

Terms and conditions

  • Internet access and Facebook account required to enter. Comment on the competition post. You may wish to share the post so your friends and family can also enter, however this is not a necessary requirement.
  • The prize comprises:
    • an exclusive meet & greet with our life-like gorilla, at 8.55am on Saturday 31 August 2019, for four adults and four children aged 16 or under;
    • entry to the Eden Project for two families (four adults and four children aged 16 or under) on Saturday 31 August 2019;
    • one ice cream per person within the group from one of our two ice cream parlours
  • Entry is free and no purchase is necessary. One entry per Facebook account. Automated entries will not be accepted.
  • Entries close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019. One winner will be picked at random from all valid entries received and will be notified via Facebook on Thursday 29 August 2019. At point of winner notification, the winner will be asked to supply a valid email address for further information to be sent to.
  • The prize must be taken on the date stated. The prize is subject to availability and is as described – there is no cash alternative.
  • The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable. If, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Eden Project is unable to provide the stated prize, we reserve the right to award a substitute prize of equal value.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, the prize does not include travel/transportation, souvenirs, gratuities, car parking charges, additional excursions and attractions or any other costs of a personal nature (including spending money) that are not explicitly set out in these terms and conditions and neither the Promoter nor any provider of any part of the Prize will be responsible for any such costs.
  • The draw will be independently witnessed and the chosen winner will receive the prize as detailed above following the closing date. If the winner cannot be reached, the Eden Project reserves the right to award the prize to a reserve winner drawn.
  • The competition is not open to employees of the Eden Project, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the prize draw.
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.
  • No responsibility can be taken for entries which are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, misdirected or incomplete or which cannot be delivered for any technical, delivery or other reason. The promoter does not guarantee continuous uninterrupted or secure access to the website. Numerous factors outside the control of the promoter may interfere with the operation of the website.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to the Eden Project, not to Facebook. By entering the promotion, all participants agree to a complete liability release for Facebook.
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  • All entries will be subject to Facebook’s terms of use which can be found at
  • The promoter monitors entrants’ responses to this promotion and any responses which are, or could be regarded, as being disrespectful towards other members of the Facebook community or which contain anything which is likely to, or could cause offence or distress will be removed from the promotion. Compliance will be judged on the context, medium, audience, and prevailing standards. The promoter reserves the right to remove any answers in breach of this term with immediate effect, at its sole discretion.
  • By entering, winners agree to participate in any publicity arranged by the Promoter or by its agencies.
  • The Eden Project shall have the right at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  • The Eden Project also reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage if deemed necessary.
  • Entry into this prize draw is taken as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Promoter: The Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, UK