The Eden Project

This summer, The Eden Project in Cornwall will allow visitors to explore the wonders of space between 27th July and 3rd September through a series of activities.

The programme, Journey Into Space, will involve themed activities suitable for all ages and groups. The experiences will include the chance to train as an astronaut, go on an interplanetary tour and have an encounter with an alien visitor.

This will be the first time that Eden has brought space-themed activities to its visitors. 

What activities can be expected during Journey Into Space?

The centrepiece of the programme will be the Solar System Safari which will take visitors on a virtual journey through all the eight planets in the solar system. During this they will experience the unique environment based on the conditions on each planet throughout the biomes. 

This activity will also include a trek through the simulated inhospitable icy wasteland of Uranus, the chance to witness gas giant Jupiter rising from the vantage point of its moon Europa and a fly-by of Earth before landing in its lush vegetation, learning why it is uniquely placed to support life.

Journey Into Space will also include the chance to train as an astronaut for the day and have an encounter with a virtual alien visitor.

One of the themed activities will also see visitors explore a mysterious crash-site that has appeared at Eden, whilst helping a team of scientists find out what happened.

Visitors will be able to see a prototype of NASA's next Mars rover too, due to launch for the red planet in summer 2020 and land on the surface by February 2021. They will also be able to get experience programming and driving one of Eden's Mars rovers.

Younger visitors will be able to learn what it takes to become an astronaut, including practicing their spacewalk technique in a giant inflatable dome.

The season will also feature a regular selection of talks and workshops from space experts. 

More details on speakers and dates will be announced shortly. Groups are welcome. 

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