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Our Dynamic Earth

112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
0131 550 7800
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As featured in Edinburgh for young kids
Ranked #70 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Natural History Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million... more » Owner description: Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million years ago. Fly over glaciers as they carve out the planet’s surface before outsmarting dinosaurs facing extinction. Feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Embark on 4DVENTURE, Scotland’s only 4D experience, on an epic journey of contrasts. Touch, smell, feel the adventure as you fly from Polar regions to deep within the tropical rainforest.Plus, 360º Dome Films shown exclusively in the ShowDome. « less
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Family visit with a 7yr and a 9yr old. Both thoroughly enjoyed this interactive experience. The entertaining style of the exhibits masks the detailed education in geology (which is normally a dry subject at most museums). I would recommend this attraction for any family of school age children or to adults who want to learn more about how our planet... More

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Good morning had at Dynamic Earth. Kids really enjoyed it, interesting for adults as well. Good food and good value in the cafe as well. Right next door to Parliament so 3 or 4 hrs round Dynamic earth, some lunch then an hour so round Parliament works well. Then back off up Royal mile or visit Holyrood.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

great day out, interesting and nothing like what you would imagine from the outside. Would recommend for children on a rainy day and any age, something for everyone.

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Durham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed a visit here. Very educational for children and adults alike. Highly recommend this as a way to spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon in Edinburgh.

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

if you go anywhere in Edinburgh i would recommend this place myself my partner and son loved it great value for your money.

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What an amazing experience! The staff were really friendly and approachable and the contents of this place are really interactive! I would say this would be brilliant for any one over 3/4 years because sadly my litle ones idnt really appreciate it.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had the most amazing time visiting this attraction. Lots of interactive displays and the 4D cinema was fantastic. Well worth taking time in each zone and learn lots of things you didn't know.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped here with two teenagers while on our "Hop on Hop off" tour in Edinburgh. We all really enjoyed the displays and shows that we saw. Made for a very, very good history lesson! Really makes you think about geology in a different way! Very nice place!

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AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited on a wee holiday weekend with our 8 year old son, who thought it was an amazing , educational place to be with things that you can be part of. My wife and I thought that all the interactive activities were excellent for both adults and children alike. We took our time looking at most of what was... More

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I took my 5 & 6 yr olds but I think most of it is lost on children younger than about 9ish. However, they did get some stuff out of it, but a lot of the science was lost on them. As an adult, I really enjoyed it. Geology has never been so interesting, and I wish this had been... More

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