We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Our Dynamic Earth

112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
0131 550 7800
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in Edinburgh for young kids
Ranked #62 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
Write a Review

625 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    278
    154
    104
    47
    42
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Travel through time to the beginning of the Big Bang, the creation of earth and the ice age and volcanoes. This museum is one of a kind. Would recommend to any family visiting Edinburgh

Was this review helpful? Yes
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Took the kids for a fun day out. Dynamic earth was a good choice, the kids seemed to love it and it was very informative and the staff were fun and enjoying their jobs. We will no doubt be back again at some point. Recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very informative place to visit in Edinburgh. Extremely helpful staff and wonderful narration of the displays. Loved the 4D experience of the Biomes. Wonderful explanation to the Big Bang and the development of the different elements of the universe and the subsequent changes to our Earth. Great cafeteria offering good spread at low prices. Overall a great experience for everyone... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Almada, Portugal
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Situated right at the feet of Artur's Seat, here it is an opportunity to travel through time! A venue where its presented a multi-media show of the Universe's History from the beginning of it all aka The Big Bang to our present day! Well worth the visit to learn and have fun at the same time. You have also a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was an awe-inspiring experience, a multi-media presentation of the history of the Universe from the Big Bang through to our present human civilisation, engaging us on every level. We particularly enjoyed the notice on the wall just before we entered the exhibition: "This is your last opportunity to use the toilet for the next 450 million years. Enjoy your... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Visited with my son during the school holidays and renewed our Annual Explorer passes. The new entrance exhibit is good if slightly over the head of my six year old but he enjoyed it nonetheless. Time machine still a favourite and I really enjoyed the new 'big bang' gallery. We always have a great time at Dynamic Earth and despite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I visited My Dynamic Earth with my daughter, son in law, his mum and my grandson and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our visit. The special effects are spectacular, the whole experience not only enjoyable but educational (even for the adults) and the staff are a credit to the organisation - helpful, friendly and engaged, They all seemed as if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I was here with a group of school aged kids and staff who all enjoyed this attraction. There is lots to see and experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I enjoyed my experience here. Though I had to miss out one of the zones due to suffering motion sickness. I found the rest was very enjoyable and it would be great for kids and adults alike. The cafe on site was really nice, though could of been more selections available.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

First time at Dynamic Earth and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Would definitely visit again. The time spent there flew in and it was well worth the money. Something for everyone, enjoyed the 3D film.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Our Dynamic Earth also viewed

 

Been to Our Dynamic Earth? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Our Dynamic Earth, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing