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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 #64 of 207 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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Farnham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

was a good experience, in spite of our trepidation and the exhibits were fun. All the staff obviously 'loved' thier job and were incredibly enthusiastic - perhaps they could tine it down a little as it was somewhat distracting when trying to read to hear them shouting enthusiatically at the next groupof people who were arriving. an excellent venue for... More

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England
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visit if you can.....brilliant place with loads to do, see, interact with and learn. We've been a few times now and learn something new each time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This actually turned out much better than we had expected. The new exhibits at the start are really miles better than the later galleries, with great audio-visuals to engage the kids (although to be frank the science stuff in the narration tends to go over their heads). Enjoyed the films, 3D film, and the half-hourly 360 cinema experience. It was... More

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skipton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

An attraction in this beautiful city which is excellent value and grippingly interesting. The total experience stimulated all of the five senses in a contemporary and informative format. The young staff were all smiling, welcoming and a credit to the attraction. Sadly we left it a bit late for lunch as the restaurant stopped lunches at 3pm,however not to be... More

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Villars-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I took my 15 and 10 year old children along with their grandparents to visit and we all enjoyed it. The different rooms are fascinating and the way you travel from one to another really enhances the experience. We loved the polar region and the storm in the rainforest. The restaurant serves very reasonable and copious tasty food too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited today with my husband and two girls who are 2 and 4. It is a great place to go looks great and is interesting throughout I particularly enjoyed the 4D part and the girls loved to large block of ice. The staff were amazing and the cafe is excellent and fab value. Would defiantly go again.

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Midlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this experience. I took all the time I wanted in the information halls, rather than taking up the offer of the next 'show' or 'talk'. This gave me time not only to read the information and look at the images and displays but actually take it in and make sense of it. The plate tectonics and polar... More

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

One is drawn into the experience from the start. It is rather aimed at children but is interesting enough to keep adults entertained. Well worth a visit, and easy to park too.

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Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I must admit to being sceptical about making geology interesting enough to base a museum on, but this place really works. The whole time travel thing wore through with the teens very quickly but the quality of the displays and information more than made up for it. We covered science, history, evolution and climate change all in an interesting and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Travel through time to the beginning of the Big Bang, the creation of earth and the ice age and volcanoes. This museum is one of a kind. Would recommend to any family visiting Edinburgh

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