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Our Dynamic Earth

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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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Worth the return visit...!!

First time I was here was years ago, and solo, so was good to visit again with a range of ages - from grandparents to young children. Lots of hands on, interactive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

An excellent choice by our teenage daughter, it was fun, interesting, informative and well set out. Would highly recommend it, whatever your age.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

First time I was here was years ago, and solo, so was good to visit again with a range of ages - from grandparents to young children. Lots of hands on, interactive and informative displays to keep young and old engaged for the full visit - although there are moving/shaking floors and strobe lighting in one section (on volcanoes) so... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Dynamic earth is worth a visit if you have some time to spare. More aimed at children with bored looking schol kids a common feature. However the place is a great fun place. Definitely interesting.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent day out with my little two and a half year old boy. Paid for annual pass which is only slightly more expensive than the single adult ticket. Possibly above my little boys age range but he had lots of fun exploring and touching things. He loved the 4d cinema experience !!

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dundee scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

At £11 some might say it is not worth the money, I however enjoyed it. Is more for kids but adults can enjoy it to. It tells the story of earths creation through various interactive exhibits and displays. Best part was the 3d film in the small cinema and the film in the dome projected around the room. I found... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I remember being taken here when I was a child but I couldn't appreciate the place in all its splendor! We visited during a long weekend to Edinburgh and had a great day out. The exhibits are clean and well appointed with lots of interactive screens for information. A fantastic place to visit if you are looking for something different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Sat at the end of the royal mile and right next door to the parliament its so very handy in its location. Enjoyable and educational if you can relax and absorb the information on offer. I would recommend the show at the end do not miss this as its undoubtedly the best bit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a nice place for a day out. Be prepared to battle with scores of annoying and disinterested school children, who ruin the atmosphere, despite the best efforts of their teachers. That aside the dome show at the end is good. Cafe is ok too for a coffee. It's also set in a nice area of Edinburgh. Worth a... More 

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a great place to visit. Loads of information and interactive things. For all ages. However the whole experience will not taken all day. There is a carparking under neath the actual site. Very good price and lifts take you directly up into dynamic Earth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

lots of fun, very child freindly which dulled the experiance a little. However it was still greatly enjoyable. We also all agreed that the rainforrest section was lacluster

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