Seven wonders of the world

29 May 2024
Gaia artwork in Birkenhead Park

To help you enjoy your visit to see Luke Jerram’s iconic ‘Gaia’ exhibition - a three-dimensional representation of our planet Earth, here are ‘7 wonders of the world’ to help you impress your friends and family:

📏   The artwork is 7 meters in diameter, which makes it 1.8 million times smaller than the real Earth.
👨‍🚀   The imagery on Gaia was created using actual NASA imagery.
🌍   Gaia’s name comes from Greek mythology. Gaia is the personification of the Earth and the ancestral mother of all life.
🌎   Each centimeter of the sculpture represents 18km of the Earth’s surface.
🧑‍🚀   Gaia attempts to create a sense of the Overview Effect, a sense of awe reported by astronauts during spaceflight, in which they have a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life.
👀   By standing 211 meters away from the artwork, you will be able to see the Earth as it appears from the moon.
🚀   Although we’ve been gazing at the moon since the birth of humankind, the first time we got to see the Earth in its entirety was in 1972 with NASA’s Apollo 17 mission.

Open till 10pm today and 10am - 10pm Thursday 30 May. Visit for the programme of activities.