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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 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Went with the kids during easter holidays. Great entertainment. Loved the exhibits and the ice cave was brilliant. 4D movie was brilliant fun too, on a large hemisphere. Back to the Moon.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A good visit. Interesting look through time with interactive stations. The ground moves and there are loud noises. All in all a good exhibit although more hands on areas would have been good.

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chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Hold on tight !!! great for all ages lots to do and see, lots for all the senses to take a grasp at. great memories will be made here..... and the staff are all like Gladys Pue from HI DE HI.. loves the customers and willing to please, HI DE HI..... give it a go its well worth it,

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Stirlingshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visited here for the 1st time. It was ok but defo not great for kids under 6. We were round it in an hour including the film at the end. Went to the dome film but had to leave early as kids were scared. Not a lot of interaction for the kids. Food was also not great for the price.... More

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Visited here with our grandchildren 7 & 10. While some parts did catch their interest it was not as interactive as we had hoped. The 3D flight simulator was excellent though. Thought it was a bit expensive for the time we spent there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For what it is we felt it was expensive compared to other Edinburgh attractions but we enjoyed our visit. The 4D film at the end about visiting the moon was boring & could have bern more child friendly.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We loved our visit to Dynamic Earth. Staff enthuse children about the 'time-travel' at the desk and the 'time-travel' experience is incredibly engaging for all people. The dome theatre is outstanding and makes you feel like you're a part of the show. Another part we were impressed with was the jungle flight stimulator that rained foam to stimulate snow and... More

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Dunfermline
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Dynamic Earth, the whole experience was lovely!! Staff were friendly and helpful and the information provided was educational and interactive and appropriate for all ages!! A really good afternoon out!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was a bit disappointed with our visit. It was ok but we were in and out in 2 hours and it cost us £30 for a family of 3. It states on the website that there is a soft play area. There is a small dark area with a very small ball pool and some soft blocks to climb... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Took grand kids here today. Arrived early at 10am. Parking under building. So easy. The whole experience was superb, had read some children were frightened but we could not see how or why. My grandchildren are 6 and almost four. They loved it. Lots to see and touch. Cannot fault it. Should not be missed. But can imagine that it... More

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