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Dynamic Earth

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Address: 112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 550 7800
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to...

A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on a 4DVENTURE around the world. You'll be embarking on the interactive adventure of a lifetime - the lifetime of our planet. As if this wasn't enough, Dynamic Earth is home to Scotland's only 360 degree full dome film theatre. We have a variety of films showing throughout the year.

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Good but a bit dated

Good visitor attraction with easy access and good parking. Visit was interesting and good for 5 - 12 year-olds but technology is showing its age. Food was good and reasonable... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MikeN-Z51
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I took our 8 year old and two 4 year old sons to Dynamic Earth yesterday and loved it! Interactive, interesting and informative with a young, enthusiastic staff group who were approachable and friendly. One very minor criticism - my 8yr old boy would've loved to have watched all the shows in the Showdome! We were booked... More 

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Thank Emma K
Falkland, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with wife & 2 grandchildren. Well paced, exciting, seamless. Bit pricey , but everyone had a great time. Easy access, 3 hours flashed by.

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Thank 457rod777
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good visitor attraction with easy access and good parking. Visit was interesting and good for 5 - 12 year-olds but technology is showing its age. Food was good and reasonable value.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's very good for family visit. Staff were friendly. Exhibitions were very interesting and diverse. Love how they seperate the visitors to groups. Enjoyed the 3D film in the end of the tour. I will come again with my dad.

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Thank rc_1218
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for the first time, I came along with my mum, dad, five year son and 6 month old twins. We bought the tickets online but there is no difference in price of you just show up on the day. There is an underground car park which is pretty small so finding a space can be a bit... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Dynamic Earth. You get to hug a real iceberg, experience an earthquake (safely) and walk through a rain forest. These are just a few of the amazing exhibitions that you can wind your way through. The cafe and shop are also worth a visit - both offer value for money. Staff are really friendly and helpful.

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Thank Alirphillips
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review and for visiting Dynamic Earth. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the very cool features in our galleries, we hope you enjoyed traveling through time in our time machine and coming face to face with a rhino during the 4DVENTURE too. Our team love to hear our visitor feedback... More 

Aberdeen
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83 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a wet grey day and are so pleased we did. I had been before but they have upgraded the experience and well worth the visit. We also had a snack in the cafe and were surprised at the range of food available. We found all the staff polite and experienced both in the satrosphere and the cafe... More 

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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

When it's dreek and wet, Dynamic Earth is a great place to visit and we are delighted you agree. You are right, 2014 welcomed our new gallery Scotland’s Time Lords where you would have will learnt about who helped discover just how old our plant really is, the rock cycle and so much more. We have also introduced our new... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a freebie ticket. 2 of us. Wasn't sure what to expect but very pleasantly surprised. The tour is excellent, made better by the fact that all the school groups were going out just as we were going in! So that was a bonus! Would definitely recommend this attraction to anyone.

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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Its always a bonus when you manage to score some freebies!! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit; we hope you made the most of our natural gift shop and our café with its range of locally sourced produce. We look forward to welcoming you back, keep an eye on our What’s on Program, we have some fab events coming... More 

Edinburgh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 9 year old daughter loves this club. It is great value for money. Staff are excellent and she comes away from every session happy, having learnt loads & with a fab creation

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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

It is great to hear your son is a member of our Dino’s Dynamo Club and is learning so much from our workshops, we always aim to have these as engaging, interactive and informative as possible. Membership is free and workshops are only £1 for children between 6 & 14, what a bargain?! There are so many other perks you... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys go to Dino dynamics and love it. We go through the exhibition too which they love and find something new to see every time

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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to learn your boys are member of our Dino’s Dynamos Kids Club. Membership is free, kids receive a free gift when joining along with a discounts in the Shop & Café along with so much more. It is lovely that you all come along to enjoy the tour; we hope to see... More 

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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