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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 #65 of 207 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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Edinburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

First of all the staff are very helpful. If you love how the earth was made this is a place to go to. You do a time travel to the start of the earth, you watch about volcanoes and the floor moves. The 4D show where you feel as if you are flying as you are in a time ship.... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fantastic day out. Really interesting and exciting. Like nothing I've visited before. Would definitely go back again. Want to experience an ice age with actual ice? See how the world was made? If so, this place is for you.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went here after tour of parliament and am so glad even though I am older it was absolutely fascinating experience very interactive and excellent experience.... Loved the 3d and the dome the best, highly recommend this x

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Enjoyed enthusiastic greeting and welcoming guides throughout. Loved the way you are led through the interactive shows and displays in logical order. The special effects are impressive and the 360 degree film a fitting finale. Thank you, perfect for a rainy day.

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Aberdeenshire
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

This is the third time I've been to dynamic earth in about 12 years, and every time there is new features that makes it worth the visit. Went with my geology student boyfriend who was in his element, the first few features were 100% up his street. All of the talks and videos are interesting and kept my attention. Wouldn't... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

YES! This was brilliant, we were hooked the whole way through, it has so much information but explains it all in shows so its easy and fun to learn! I really enjoyed it, it was all well priced including the gift shop, the 360° film was really good about the history of our world and I totally loved the real... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

was a good experience, in spite of our trepidation and the exhibits were fun. All the staff obviously 'loved' thier job and were incredibly enthusiastic - perhaps they could tine it down a little as it was somewhat distracting when trying to read to hear them shouting enthusiatically at the next groupof people who were arriving. an excellent venue for... More

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England
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visit if you can.....brilliant place with loads to do, see, interact with and learn. We've been a few times now and learn something new each time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This actually turned out much better than we had expected. The new exhibits at the start are really miles better than the later galleries, with great audio-visuals to engage the kids (although to be frank the science stuff in the narration tends to go over their heads). Enjoyed the films, 3D film, and the half-hourly 360 cinema experience. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An attraction in this beautiful city which is excellent value and grippingly interesting. The total experience stimulated all of the five senses in a contemporary and informative format. The young staff were all smiling, welcoming and a credit to the attraction. Sadly we left it a bit late for lunch as the restaurant stopped lunches at 3pm,however not to be... More

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