Eden Project

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Eden boasts the world's largest rainforest in captivity, stunning gardens and world-class sculptures. The Eden Project does much more than offer a memorable day out in Cornwall.

Take in the sights and smells of our Mediterranean Biome, and explore our huge Outdoor Gardens.

At the Eden Project you'll discover the fascinating relationships between plants and people. You'll also find a full calendar of family events throughout the year and music festivals in the summer. As an educational charity we run transformational social and environmental projects locally and internationally.

Dogs are welcome at Eden. They must be kept on a lead at all times and are not permitted in most indoor areas, including the Biomes (with the exception of guide or assistance dogs). We have a limited number of shaded car parking spaces which are available on a first come, first served basis.

Invisible Worlds
NEW permanent exhibition opens 25 May

Welcome to Invisible Worlds: Eden’s incredible new exhibition revealing a world beyond your senses - too big, too small, too fast, too slow, too far away in space and time.

Our transformed Core building is home to Invisible Worlds, uncovering the true and extraordinary story of life on Earth. Every teaspoon of soil and drop of water is bursting with life, from zombie ants to minibeasts that can survive a vacuum.me and discover this hidden world through interactive exhibits, amazing artworks, hands-on experiments and exciting events.

Look up (and up…) at a gigantic ceramic sculpture, created in homage to one of the world’s smallest but most important organisms. Watch closely, it may have a few surprises in store... 

Explore incredible interactive exhibits which will transport you from the small to the vast and through 4.5 billion years of evolution.

Plus so much more, including a dedicated exhibitions gallery, all-new café and rock garden terrace, and daily workshops, stories and tours.

Don’t miss our May Half-Term Invisible Worlds Launch Week Activities (Click HERE), with a packed line-up of special guests and extraordinary events with something for all ages…

For more information, please visit invisible-worlds WEBPAGE. Free with Eden admission or your Locals’ Pass.

Facilities

  • Baby Changing
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink
  • Shop
  • WC
  • WiFi Available

Opening Times

Please check our website for up to date opening times

 

Prices

Adults £27.50
Students £22.50
Children (5 - 16) £14.00
Children (0 - 4) FREE
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) £71

 

Your entry ticket can bring you free entry for a whole year at no extra charge; simply choose the 'Donate' option when you buy your ticket and you will receive an Annual Pass (activation required).

Information correct at time of print, please click here for up to date pricing.

Contact Details

Bodelva
St Austell
Cornwall
PL24 2SG

Telephone: 01726 811911
Email: hello@edenproject.com
Web: http://www.edenproject.com/

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Upcoming Events

Ice Skating - Tuesday 20 November 2018 to Sunday 24 February 2019

Our glittering ice rink – the only indoor rink in Cornwall – returns on 13 October 2018, until 24 February 2019. See the full ice rink timetable HERE, including details of how to book your session.

Choose a session to suit you

Please note that a valid Eden admission ticket is required for all the sessions, in addition to the ticket for the relevant session. We advise skaters to arrive at the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to their booked skating slot.

General skating sessions

Price: £7 adult (aged 16+), £6 child, £24 family (any combination of four people)
Our public skate sessions are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour.

Skating aids

Price: £4 per session
Our penguin skating aids (featured in the video on this page) are ideal for helping young skaters to gain confidence on the ice. They can be hired for any public skating session, but pre-booking online is advisable.

The penguins are 78cm tall and although there is no minimum height restriction, the user does need to be able to walk and reach the handle. The maximum height for use is 120cm (3' 11¼"). The charge covers the full 40-minute session and there are no refunds or part-refunds if the penguin is not used or is only used for part of the session. Bookings are non-refundable.

Snowman skating aids are also available for hire, which are ideal for taller children and those with accessibility needs. The snowmen are larger at 95cm tall and although there are no height restrictions, we recommend them for users taller than 120cm (3' 11¼").

BOOK your session


 

Plan Bee - Saturday 26 January 2019 to Sunday 17 March 2019

Plan Bee, 26 January - 17 March 2019 (except 28-29 Jan and, 4-5 and 11-12 Feb)

Eden Project, CoreExhibition Gallery
Entry included with Eden Admission, Pass or Membership*

Plan Bee image - Summer bees. August 2013 mixed media on board © Kurt Jackson

Featuring work by Kurt Jackson, Wolfgang Buttress and Amy Shelton, this insightful exhibition of science and contemporary art brings new views on bees and other native pollinators: their vital role, their extraordinary lives, their plight and the story of our native dark honey bees and the role they play. Plan Bee brings together a wide range of collaborators from many disciplines connected by their passion to save our pollinators.  
 
Featuring diverse artwork from three contemporary artists: 

  • Bees (and the Odd Wasp) in my Bonnet : Kurt Jackson
  • Reverie: Wolfgang Buttress
  • Florilegium: Honey Flow 1 Spring (February-April) 2013 : Amy Shelton. 

Plan Bee was developed in partnership with B4 (www.b4project.co.uk) and support was provided by the Patagonia Environmental Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, Arts Council England, Plymouth University, Exeter University and the Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust. 

This new temporary exhibition will be held in Eden’s recently refurbished exhibition space in the Core building, from 26 January to 17 March.  Open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays until February 18, and seven days a week thereafter until 17 March. 

*For further details, visit our WEBSITE or call 01726 811911


 

Passport to the World - Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019

Passport to the World

Passport to the World; Five Continents in One Day
Entry included with Eden Admission, Pass or Membership*

Ever fancied visiting far-flung continents to try your hand at new and exotic challenges? Join us in February half-term for the adventure of a lifetime, visiting five continents in one day…
Pick up your passport and collect stamps from all four corners of the globe – all in one day out in Cornwall.

Explore an Arctic winterscape, where you’ll come face to face with our magnificent polar bear friend.
Go tropical with a journey through the clouds on our wobbly Rainforest Bridge.
Dust off your dancing shoes with flamenco workshops and carnival inspired fun.
Hone your jungle survival skills by learning to shoot a blow pipe. You may even come face to face with a didgeridoo player!

Plus music, crafts and fantastical story telling.

*For further details, visit our WEBSITE or call 01726 811911


 

World Pasty Championships - Saturday 02 March 2019

Come and celebrate the grand finale of the Cornish Pasty Week

The Olympics of the Oggy!

The World Pasty Championships celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people. 

The championships set the table for both amateur and professional bakers to parade their wares and entries are invited from around the world. Supported by the Cornish Pasty Association. 

Free with admission or your Eden Locals’ Pass. For more information and to plan your day visit our WEBSITE


 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar TM - Saturday 16 March 2019 to Sunday 17 March 2019

The Very Hungry Caterpillar TM

Entry included with Eden Admission, Pass or Membership*

A packed weekend of family fun activities exploring Eric Carle’s big, bright, timeless storybook, The Very Hungry CaterpillarTM

Follow a storybook trail around the Biomes and explore the life cycle of the butterfly, settle down for a magical storytelling session with Eden Storyteller’s, or try out craft activities inspired by the beautiful illustration. 

*For further details, visit our WEBSITE or call 01726 811911


 

Botanical Illustration - Friday 29 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019

Introduction to botanical illustration

Three-day course

29-31 Mar 2019

Taught in the Mediterranean Biome at Eden Project

£220 per person (10% off for Eden Project Members)

Join botanical artists from The Eden Project Florilegium Society for a special three days at the Eden Project, where they will guide you through the techniques of graphite drawing and shading and how to turn this into a finished illustration. You may also be interested in our Botanical painting course.

What you'll learn
Botanical illustration is all about looking at plants in a traditional but exciting way. Here’s what you’ll be doing…

Introduction to botany: you will be given a half-day introduction to/refresher of the basic botany useful to the botanical illustrator, delivered by a member of the Eden Horticulture Team. 

An introduction to the history of botanical illustration: how the traditional methods of watercolour, pen and ink and graphite have been used for centuries and cannot be replaced by photography alone. 

Accurate drawing techniques: we’ll introduce you to accurate line-drawing and tonal shading to make your subject appear three-dimensional, as well as helping you arrange your subject on the paper. 

In a nutshell, you will have three days to concentrate on drawing and tonal shading, focusing on accuracy – the key to a beautiful illustration. Whilst attention to detail is important, botanical illustration is a very relaxing and enjoyable art form.

Who it's for
The course is suitable for both beginners and improvers. There will be a maximum of 10 people in this group.

What’s included

  • Three days of expert tuition (10am – 4pm)
  • Materials*
  • Lunch and refreshments on each day
  • Entrance to the Eden Project

*We will provide drawing papers, plus tracing paper, 2H and HB pencils of professional quality, and a plastic eraser. We will have dividers and rulers to borrow on the day. A notebook may be useful. 

How to book your place
Introduction to botanical Illustration click HERE

(10th - 12th May) Introduction to botanical painting click HERE 

Booking for Members
To claim your 10% discount as an Eden Project Member, please log in to your account on our booking site before selecting Botanical Illustration from the ‘Courses’ menu. Alternatively, you can book your discounted place by calling the Membership team on 01726 811932.


 

Eden Classic sportive - Sunday 12 May 2019

Three routes: 36 miles, 60 miles and 100 miles

Free entry to Eden for friends and family of riders

The Eden Classic sportive, taking place on 12 May 2019, is a non-competitive mass participation cycle ride through the incredible scenery of Cornwall, starting and ending at the Eden Project. Choose from three distances, depending on your level of experience and fitness.

Riders have the unique opportunity to pedal the length of Eden, past our world-famous biomes before they start their challenging journey. 

All riders ascend the steep hairpin bends before cycling along some of the most stunning coastal roads in the country. Riders are invited to stop and refuel in iconic locations such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan, where friends and family can gather in support before exploring the renowned visitor attraction for free.

For further details and how to register, visit our WEBSITE or call 01726 811911


 

Dick V Dom - Saturday 25 May 2019 to Sunday 02 June 2019

Dick V Dom

Entry included with Eden Admission, Pass or Membership*

Don’t miss our very exciting May half-term programme, when the wonderful Dick and Dom take up residency at Eden!

Expect all the usual Dick and Dom shenanigans, fun activities for all the family, an amazing live Dick and Dom show daily, and of course… BOGIES!!!! Dick and Dom will be on stage every day during half-term, all included in Eden admission.

The show is a unique comedy experience the whole family will never forget. The audience is split in half and the two sides battle it out with interactive games, songs and general insanity. On arrival at Eden families will be assigned to their different teams and enjoy a whole host of fun activities leading up to Dick and Dom’s appearance on stage.

Dick V Dom is a live 60-minute stage adaptation of Dick and Dom in da Bungalow and has proved hugely popular on tour.

*For further details, visit our WEBSITE or call 01726 811911 


 

Special Offers

Present your device to the cashier

Save up to 10% on admission at the Eden Project

The voucher entitles the bearer to a 10% discount on up to 2 day tickets bought in one transaction. One voucher per transaction and per visitor. Entrance for children under five years of age is free of charge. Voucher must be presented upon entrance into the Eden Project and surrendered to the ticket seller. Discount vouchers cannot be used for pre-bookings. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, reward/loyalty program, Eden Project membership, group booking, online tickets, rail or bus inclusive offers or events or concerts for which there is a separate charge. Visitors are advised that not all areas may be operational on the day of their visit. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This voucher is not for re-sale, is non-refundable and non-transferable. Photocopies will not be accepted. This voucher cannot be exchanged for cash. Validity subject to the standard Eden Project operating calendar. Admission prices are subject to change. 
Valid until 28th February 2019. 
Please visit www.edenproject.com in advance to confirm opening times and prices

REF: For One & All Voucher