Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Dynamic Earth Reviews: 4.5/5

Dynamic Earth
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums • Children's Museums
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on a 4DVENTURE around the world. You'll be embarking on the interactive adventure of a lifetime - the lifetime of our planet. 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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2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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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Dave Portslade
Brighton, UK48 contributions
Awesome experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
A great place to spend a couple of hours, very informative, ideal for families.
The planetarium was incredible. Lots of different areas as you pass through.
Well worth the visit.
Written September 19, 2021
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Gaylord251
Killingworth, UK56 contributions
Well worth the money!
Sep 2021
I absolutely LOVED this place. Cannot fault the staff who were welcoming, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. My 3yr old grandson was so engaged and asking questions all the way through. The interactive travel and space ship had him convinced that we were really going somewhere. The planetarium was my favourite and the young lad that narrated was very, very good.
If you're in Edinburgh for a few days you'd be selling yourself short if you didn't visit this place.
We got the bright bus (hop on and hop off) which took us around the city before stopping here.
Written September 19, 2021
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DuinoAlumni
63 contributions
Great outing.
Sep 2021 • Family
It was excellent. An interesting experience and well worth the visit. A truly memorable outing. Very educational for the kids and adults. Don't miss it. Don't forget to book the planetarium experience as well.
Written September 18, 2021
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Daniel N
1 contribution
A wonderfull experience
Sep 2021 • Family
It was a wonderfull experience of my life, I really enjoyed and loved it. It takes you all around the universe, woww.
Written September 16, 2021
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Lovinglife
Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
Hidden Treasure.
Sep 2021 • Solo
I only visited the cafe.
A recent stroll through instagram, and I found the Food chain cafe.
What a gem!
Staff were attentive cheery, knowledgeable, very chatty and wow did they know their stuff.
Full product knowledge, they knew where their coffee came from, where it was roasted and that they used the world's 1st ever Carbon nuetral Roastery.
Well done Dynamic earth, actions definetely speak louder than words.
I am telling everyone
Written September 5, 2021
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Brooke
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Worth a visit!
Sep 2021 • Family
Loved our trip to dynamic earth especially the friendly enthusiastic staff. First time back since before lockdown. Planetarium was very informative and immersive. Also visited the cafe and enjoyed that it is now table service and you are no longer having to wait in a series of queues. First to get your food and then if you wanted a coffee you had to queue again. Food and staff were also fantastic! Will be revisiting soon.
Written September 5, 2021
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Amy N
World7 contributions
Immersive
Sep 2021 • Couples
Me and my boyfriend visited yesterday and absolutely loved it, it is all so immersive and the staff are so friendly, it’s definitely not just for kids!
Written September 5, 2021
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Vince Roberts-Harding
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK1 contribution
Good for families and couples day out
Sep 2021 • Couples
The staff were very friendly.. The Dynamic Earth tour was excellent it had a wide variety of things to see and do, with plenty of interactive exhibits.. It was worth an hour of your time.. But the Planetarium was out of this world.. Watching the whole birth of the solar system to how we live today was breath taking.. The Astronomer Ali he was very knowledgeable and charismatic he explained everything really well..
Written September 3, 2021
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esem
1 contribution
Great experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great experience. I wish the planetarium show was a little bit longer. The astronomer who narrated the show was brilliant.
Written September 2, 2021
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Jane Doe
1 contribution
Fab Experience!
Aug 2021
loved the experience. The interior was memorable . All the member of the 'crew' was very enthusiastic, especially a staff named Chris who was very helpful during our visit.
Written August 31, 2021
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Dynamic Earth is open:
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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