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Our Dynamic Earth

112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
+44 131 550 7800
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Ranked #48 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Our Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We had a great day out with with my two grand children aged six and four. Loads to see and do, excellent interactive exhibits to keep the boys engaged. The staff on the day we were there were excellent and spent time with the boys explaining and answering there questions. There is a separate area if you take a packed... More 

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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We visited dynamic Earth as a family with young boy age 5. He loved it but we're also. Great value for money. Amazing effects. Stuff very professional! Specially one of the boys(with glasses)was the first one just in the front of the entry. He was so good with our wee boy. U felt like he puts so much effort to... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Despite our taxi driver not recommending it, we thoroughly enjoyed this attraction. It was very informative and would appeal to adults and children alike. Lots of 3D effects and cleverly planned. We were there for 2 hours!

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Houston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a fun exhibit with something for everyone. However for winter travellers be sure to check the schedule before you plan your visit as they are closed Monday and Tuesday in the winter months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The whole thing was great from start to finish. Our only issue was the seats for the film at the end are highly uncomfortable because you have to look up to the ceiling. Apart from that it's great!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had a Christmas party night here on Saturday 6th. The initial thought was what a lovely venue! Unfortunately although the staff were absolutely great, the meal was not of a very good standard and to our dismay there was no prosecco at all. For a group of girls enjoying a Christmas night out who are all prosecco drinkers we couldn't... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A journey back in time to the beginnings of the universe, starting with the big bang through the time of the dinousaurs up to present day. Lots of interactive displays with plenty of knobs and wheels. Digital displays give the impression of moving through space, finishing with a film on super volcanos---scary. What an amazing world we live on, an... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

went in there for a brew not knowing what it was. once in we found that we could spend a couple of hours in a time machine .what an experience. went back in time to the year dot. a must if you visit Edinburgh.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had our work Xmas party last night and the set up was elegant with little party favours of games and balloons for each table and attentive, well-turned out staff. Initially we were all standing drinking in the bar area which was cramped and too hot, but the comp glass of bubbles was a nice touch. The Parsnip soup was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Nice touch of a glass of Champagne on arrival, Christmas meal was the usual affair but was good. Bar was always busy so could have done with more bar staff Disco was in a different room which was not very busy but it had glass walls which for some reason they opened at the end of the night, they should... More 

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