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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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Dont go during school trips

This was a brilliant place to learn all about the earth in all its glory. However, there were 3 school trips and we kept being told where to go and we couldnt enter certain rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful central location, right behind the Scottish Parliament, an amazing building before you've even entered! Amazing fun for children and adults alike, great cafe too, a little expensive but justified for what you get for your money

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting and fun way of time travel back to the beginning of planet earth and much more.

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The experience has been designed and built really well but there is hardly any actual information and we were done within 45 minutes. We thought it was a self guided experience but it was a "journey" that meant you couldn't go back and revisit areas and meant we spent most of our time stuck with 30 kids. Not worth the... More 

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Kiryat Gat, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, very interactive and very fun. Great way to spend the afternoon. Very well organized and clever. Overall positive experience. The time machine that looked like an elevator, was the cherry on top:)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great attraction of Edinburgh busy due to school trip but we had a lovely experience great knowledge about earth and other planet

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Dynamic Earth can be reached from the city hop on and off tour bus. The venue was created for Scotland's celebration of the Millenium. From start to finish we were mesmerised by the layout and content telling and showing us how the earth was formed and life as we know it started. The exhibition is for all ages and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Me and partner visited Edinburgh recently and stumbled across this place whilst on the open top bus tour as it stops right outside. My partner is fascinated by space/evolution so he loved this! If I'm honest I only agreed to go to earn some brownie points and wasn't expecting to enjoy it at all. However I fount myself enjoying the... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This was a brilliant place to learn all about the earth in all its glory. However, there were 3 school trips and we kept being told where to go and we couldnt enter certain rooms until the kids had seen it first, also we were told we werent allowed to sit in certain rows because its for the school kids.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

we were really looking forward to this, based on the publicity, but unfortunately it was a big disappointment. They seemed to focus to much on special effects to the detriment of sharing facts. In fact, when there was something of interest, it was delivered so quickly that it was difficult to follow. But if you are visiting with children, I'm... More 

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

My husband and myself visited the exhibit recently and were very impressed at the way you were taken through the story of the universe and the earth. It's a place where if you have kids you can learn something and have fun with all ages or if you are like us, a couple, you can take your time and read... More 

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Address: Address: 112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 550 7800
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.