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Address: 112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 550 7800
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Our Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take...
Our Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness story of planet Earth. Through a series of interactive exhibits, state of the art technology and even a 4D encounter you will feel the heat of a bubbling volcano, face the chill of polar ice, fly across the globe before crash landing in a tropical rainforest. 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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Well done but pricey

We were walking by and thought we would check it out. Well done exhibits, videos and hands on stuff. We were lucky as it wasn't very busy so we had a lot of the stuff to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were walking by and thought we would check it out. Well done exhibits, videos and hands on stuff. We were lucky as it wasn't very busy so we had a lot of the stuff to ourselves. Took about 1.5 hrs at a leisurely pace which seems a bit stiff at £12.50.

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Horsham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great family entertainment, lots of interactive parts for adults and kids, like brushing fossils, testing your speed against a dinosaur, touching an iceberg, 4D cinema and also . Recommend the show dome experience which is extra.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A lovely interactive space for kids to learn about the Earth. The layout takes you through different eras in the Earth's formation which just enough information on each for the kids to understand and not be overloaded. There was a lovely 3D film as well about the different biospheres on Earth and it was all told in a child-friendly way.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

...literally! Hidden in the background of Edinburgh, away from the hustle and bustle is this little gem! It's not too expensive, student discount is accepted and it's perfect for a day out for scientists of all ages. The entire exhibit is so well thought out. The glaciers are actually covered in ice, the 4D movie of the beginning of earth... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Interesting and fun. Its a small exhibition for the price (expensive) but worth it as a one off. I took my two and four year olds who enjoyed finding out many facts in a fun way at each age level. I must admit even as an adult I learnt a lot too!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went on a very wet and windy day in May. Hop on hop off bus stops right outside. Not suitable for infants as it is very informative and they would get bored. You travel through various zones explaining the history of the world. Each zone leads to the next and as it takes a while (1-2 hrs) I would suggest... More 

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Dundee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went here with my two young kids(3-5) yr olds. I found it very knowledgable and opened my eyes up to certain things. Wouldn't say it was for my kids though as they lost patience quite quickly.. Maybe 7 yr old and above..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First time at dynamic eart and i'll definitely be back! Great value for money. My 2 boys loved all the interactive experiences.

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Cheshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were recommended by friends to visit Dynamic Earth and we weren't disappointed. So much thought and effort had gone into making it interactive and interesting- I wish there had been places that this to go on school trips when I was that age, I might even had ended up as a geologist! We were a group of three families,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I both in our 50's had been told to visit this attraction when in Edinburgh. To be honest neither of us were expecting much. We thought of school trips, we expected it to be boring rocks and the like, how wrong could we be. From the beginning we were mesmerised by the way the story was told... More 

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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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.