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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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I would say the entry price is on the high side! They have added a new part right at the end- you receive tickets for this as part of entry. Don't miss it!! I absolutely loved it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Went with 2.5 year old who is maybe a bit young after all...a few bits(interactive areas) he quite enjoyed but a good chunk of the attraction is about watching information on screen and listening... If you're really interested in this then i imagine it would be great. I assumed from the website that it would be a bit more interactive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went with a 14 year old, and it would probably be more exciting for upto a 10-12 year old. Some bits are well done and good, others a bit boring. Have wanted to visit since it opened and was slightly disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A couple of hours well spent going through a number of very informative rooms with films and some interactive exhibits showing the world from the Big Bang up to the present day. The theme of respect and safeguarding the environment pervades the centre. The quality of the activity centre is very high. Book tickets online and save money. A must... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not the best for what you pay. The delivery of the tour is a tad boring, and the staff seemed extremely bored/disinterest too, which didn't help. There were some really good bits - dinosaurs/the ice age. You watch an Astronaut video with Ewan MacGregor at the end in the big Dome, at which point I actually fell asleep. Maybe I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

well brilliant didnt know what too expect, at first was like were too go when came out underground carpark then 3rd floor wasn't clear but soon fixed that, went down fun begin, time machine then into all the different rooms of time absolutely brilliant all with own feature,smells,temperature, lighting loved it all, best seating is front and second row for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Relatively cheap entry, a fabulous day out for the whole family. The staff are enthusiastic and friendly, and it's a fun but informative visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I would say the entry price is on the high side! They have added a new part right at the end- you receive tickets for this as part of entry. Don't miss it!! I absolutely loved it and kids agreed it's the best part. Cafe was pretty good too. Good family day out!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went here a couple weeks ago with my 4 year old son, my partner and my mom. We were really excited and so was he as it seemed to be a place where he could wander around touching things and learning about our dynamic earth. This was not the case. You go in and you are sitting listening and watching... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Plenty to see here, and suitable for all ages from young children to adults. My seven-year-old daughter now has an understanding of the Large Hadron Collider, thanks to a well-informed member of staff who had a knack of explaining things to children. The exhibition is split into logical sections and information is presented in a wide variety of ways. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My 5-year-old son was not impressed with the volume of the sound effects in the walkthrough sections, and I can't really blame him. This echoes some of the previous comments on here, but it seems nothing has been done. There is no need for the volume to be so loud in these areas. From what I did see of the... More 

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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.
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