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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 #68 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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family (2 kids age 9 and 7, husband and myself) spend about 3 hours at Our Dynamic Earth last week and LOVED it all. So interesting, so well put together, great variety of experiences - from the Time Travel (we all learnt something in that one), to the Ice Zone complete with real ice berg in the middle of... More

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Edinburgh
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a 'must' as it makes 'educational' great fun. We took our 2 granddaughters ages 9 and 7 years here and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Not all would have been understood but they would happily go again! Visits like this are that much more pleasant when the staff are knowledgeable and very pleasant. We had lunch in the cafe... More

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Leeds
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our Dynamic Earth is located near Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, about 15 minutes walk from Waverly Train Station and Princes Street. You can save 10% by booking your tickets online, and you don’t have to specify the exact date on which you’re going to go i.e. your ticket is valid any day they’re open. There are two main sections - the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

An outstanding trip through space and time showing Scotland's time line. Excellent for children 8+ (younger ones will enjoy but maybe won't understand it all). For very small ones there is a basic soft play area too. Allow 2-3 hours. Good child-friendly restaurant too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A fantastic family day out.my daughter loved the volcano experience, and is still asking how they got a "giant ice cube" in the room.well worth the money and very educational for all ages.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I don't write many reviews but I felt the need to write one today. I had been looking for days out for my toddler over the summer. He is a boisterous 18 month old whose attention span can be limited. We thought we would give the dynamic earth a try today. I am so glad we did. We arrived a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic afternoon with my family and friends. The Volcano/ earthquake experience was great. Interactive dinosaur guide had my friends little girl baffled the whole day and the rain Forrest was awesome. All the staff were friendly and very knowledgable. The only danger is the gift shop, could easily spend a fortune on so many great gifts and souvenirs... More

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

we only went in as raining! very informative displays and experience. suited for families primarily. I think 4D film should be last as other film I missed as I nodded off!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Really found this place to be boring and was quite disappointed after visiting. The best part was the 3D space bit but even still I would not recommend it.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Plenty to keep you entertained. Air con was broken and the temperature was horrendously high. This was a shame a we really enjoyed the displays but by the end we were desperate to leave as we were so uncomfortable :-(

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