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Gaia Earth sculpture

Gaia Earth sculpture
Start Date: 3 October 2020
Start Time: See website for more information
End Date: 18 October 2020

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Following the huge success of Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation at The Apex in 2019, The Apex are delighted to present his spectacular installation Gaia, a seven-metre replica of planet Earth.

Gaia has recently been shown in Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan and at the Natural History Museum in London.

Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface. The artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions. A specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones is played alongside the sculpture.

See the earth as only astronauts have

Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

“I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home." - Luke Jerram

A message from The Apex team

As The Apex has been unable to generate any income since March and are currently unaware when they will be able to present another live show, they would like to suggest a donation of just £3 per person to visit Gaia. They would be delighted if you could donate more, or if you wish you can of course waive any donation and experience Gaia free of any charge. 

Keeping you safe

- To ensure social distancing, a limited number of people will be allowed to enter the auditorium at any given point and time slots will be limited to 30 minutes. Please note, advance booking is essential either online, by telephone or in person.

- Customers will be required to wear their own facemask in the auditorium

- Hand sanitiser stations will be available for customers to use

- Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes early for your time slot

Times: 10am-4pm, Monday-Sunday (last entry 3.30pm)

Tickets: Free of charge - suggested donation of £3 per person

Booking: Essential (everyone attending must have a ticket) - use thewebsite above to book or call 01284 758000.

Gaia has been created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

Please do not arrive any more than 5 minutes early for your slot.

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