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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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Good for school groups, boring for everyone else. We decided to visit on a weekend that had a one-off free entry...good job we didn't pay as we would have felt ripped off! You are... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Good for school groups, boring for everyone else. We decided to visit on a weekend that had a one-off free entry...good job we didn't pay as we would have felt ripped off! You are thrown into the first room with no explanation as to what you're entering...a room full of different rocks! Bizarre. Everyone was wandering aimlessly, wondering what was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The entire experience here is great. There are things for the whole family which are both fun and educational at the same time. Not an easy feat! The setting by Holyrood Park with Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags sets the scene before even entering. Finding out about James Hutton, the "Father of Modern Geology" and many, many aspects of... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A very interesting location next to the Scottish Parliament and below the hill named Arthurs Seat, "Our Dynamic Earth " is full of hands on exhibits and videos etc on our planet and how it works. It takes around an hour to get around it and includes a nice modern café with the usual soft drinks, teas/coffee's and ice creams... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place to visit and incredibly interesting. Very well laid out, very helpful staff and definitely worth a visit.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited because of the free adult with each kid offer - saving us £30 approx. The multimedia shows were quite impressive and kids (4 & 6 really enjoyed the special effects) so I think average to good is deserved. Would I pay full price? Probably not. The staff were upbeat but simply ran through a scripted speech at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Visited Dynamic Earth today with my Mum and sister and we all really enjoyed the afternoon. Lots of interesting facts to take in and great links to local facts about Edinburgh geology too! As adults we thought the interactive stuff was great - I can only imagine any kid would LOVE the experience too! A top place to visit for... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An excellent place to visit - it offers a unique experience. Liked the life-like sensations, the rainforest along with the dome must have been my favourite spots.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went to Our Dynamic Earth on January 17th 2015 as it was free entry. The queue to get in was massive, took an hour to get through but this was because it was free. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was excellent, learnt a lot about the earth and how it was formed. Children will love the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Took advantage of the day of free entry today to go with a group of friends. It is a great way to learn about the history of the Earth and has lots of interactive displays that kids will like. The staff are very friendly and make it a great experience as you journey right back to the start of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My sister and I (early 20s) have visited repeatedly and decided to bring our Dad along for his first trip. A lot of the attraction has been updated so it was a new experience for everyone and we all had a fun afternoon - Especially the 3D flight film! And we all loved the super volcano educational film. I'lol be... More 

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