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Our Dynamic Earth

Address: 112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
Phone Number: +44 131 550 7800
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Ranked #54 of 458 things to do in Edinburgh
Type: Science museums, Specialty museums, Natural history museums, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks, 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: Science museums, Specialty museums, Natural history museums, Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks, 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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Karlstadt, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The exhibition is very well-presented, the main aim-group of the exhibition would be school-children from elementary school age up to maybe 14-16 year old kids. Besides it is also interesting for people who don't have too much previous knowledge of the topic. You definitely should be able to understand English quite well, otherwise it would be a waste of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We (2 adults and 2 six year olds) really enjoyed our visit. There are many creative ideas on how to illustrate different aspects. Lots of interaction and education. The link from one "room" to another is a great idea so you get guided through the different aspects and elements that have affected earth and life. Lunch is the cafe was... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had an pleasant time there though definitely aimed at young children more than adults. The interactive exhibits looked cool and I enjoyed the showdome. Staff were friendly too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

J- Primary 6: I visited Dynamic Earth for the first time yesterday with my whole school. I thought it was going to be really boring at first. When we all went in, it was massive. The first thing we did was the time machine. After that, we went to the iceberg. I put my hand on it for a while... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This attraction was quite interesting, it's not as boring as a museum could be. I liked the imitation of the earthquake, the film on 360 degrees and my favourite one is the film in 3D.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Quite good for a couple of hours. The show dome was informative and the 3d of the flight simulator was impressive. Each area was well defined and well organised. The food in the cafe was nice and reasonably priced. This is more geared up towards smaller children with very little for older children/adults.

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Liverpool
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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Large family group with kids form 1 to 15 .....we all loved it! Very interactive and well structured. Under ground parking and cafe also decent, would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had a good day, 5 year old niece loved it, 12 year old son enjoyed it but wouldn't want to go back. Staff were very helpful, best bit was 3D flight! Worth a visit for smaller kids.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is so opposite of everything else in Edinburgh. Unlike misterious places, streets, alleys, buildings, and the misterious magic in the air (you expect Merlin the Wizard all the time to see on the street), this is the place of science, but in such original way. First it is ful of children. This is, as I see, another schoolroom.... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really interesting trip back to the origins of our planet and then an exploration of the planet as it is. Very interactive and experiential. For older kids and adults in the party it was highly informative, but even the little ones aged 4 and 5 were sufficiently entertained by the interactive exhibits. Highly recommend it, very good value for money.... More 

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