9th January 2017

The Eden Project introduces Science Weekends

The world famous Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall is to begin science weekends during the month of January. These fun packed events are sure to entertain and educate visitors to the centre and have a separate theme for each weekend. On the 14th and 15th will be the Far-out Forces weekend with explosive experiments where visitors can get involved and assist the crazy guys from the Ministry of Science who make sure that each show goes with a bang, literally.

Young visitors will be inspired by what they see and take part in and it may well give them the idea of pursuing a career in science later on in life. The weekend of January 21st and 22nd sees the chance to explore the solar system with the Amazing Space weekend. Travel through the cosmos thanks to special effects from Universarama of the popular Squashbox Theatre. Visitors will be enthralled, amused and educated as Professor Johnson with the aid of crazy props, fun puppets and a variety of disguises explains the secrets of the universe by guiding would be astronauts through the solar system. Any space minded child will find this a fascinating experience which they should not miss. On the final weekend of the month (28th and 29th) it is the Mighty Microbes weekend which is hosted by Nick Arnold of the Horrible Science series of top selling books fame. His hilarious Super Funny Microbes Show looks at what goes on under the microscope and has plenty of wacky experiments, fun quizzes and compelling stories that the whole family will enjoy.

As stated by the Director of Life Sciences at Eden Project, Mike Maunder, the WOW weekends are a combination of science and theatre that can really engage with young people. Visitors will leave the show having been entertained and hopefully inspired by the science that they have seen and that it can be a part of their future. The shows are included in the normal admission cost to the project and are suitable for all from the age of seven upwards. The Eden Project is a unique visitor attraction first opened to the public in 2001 after several years of planning and development. The huge biomes host the largest captive rainforest in the world and offer the visitor an experience like no other in the country. Visitors can stay warm and dry whatever the weather outdoors when they explore the biomes making it an ideal day trip destination even in the middle of winter. There are lots of family activities available throughout the year from riding the longest zip wire in England over the biomes to skating on our ice rink during the winter. During the summer all the family can experience our Rainforest Canopy Walkway and enjoy wonderful views across the biome as you walk at treetop height through the lush rainforest and learn all about these wonderful areas.