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Dynamic Earth

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Address: 112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 550 7800
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to...

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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Amazing Experience!

We visited today and really enjoyed it. It explains a complex theory in a simple, interactive way. Our children aged 10 and 14 really foundit informative and fun! Definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited today and really enjoyed it. It explains a complex theory in a simple, interactive way. Our children aged 10 and 14 really foundit informative and fun! Definitely worth a visit, I wish there was something similar in London.

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Thank Prem H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was absolutely breathtaking and completely worths it. You will experience a lovely journey through the evolution of the Earth and you can experience it by 3D, shaking earth and etc. if you are a nature lover, you couldn't miss it. Go for it 100%

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Thank Samin M
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having visited when I was younger, it was nice to go back with my children. The place was welcoming, clean and tidy. Staff were extremely friendly and good with young children. They loved exploring the different areas and finding out about the planet we live in. We were there for 3 full hours without including sitting in the cafe. It... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I could have spent longer walking around looking at the exhibits. Even my two teenage children found it interesting and exciting. The food is good and not to badly priced. Give yourself plenty of time to take everything in.

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Thank Daren290
Budapest
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A brilliant interactive museum. Makes it easy to understand to even the smallest visitors how our Earth evolved from the Big Bang till the first appearance of life and after, without the unnecessary and indecipherable technical information. We visited plenty of science museums around the world and did not expect too much or new, but this museum provides a vey... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The time travel experience was quite fascinating. Some of the stuff can be quite complicated for younger children. Could be more interactive. Plan a whole day to spend there

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Tyne & Wear
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned trip to the Dynamic Earth centre as we had seen it a few years back on a visit to Edinburgh but didn't get the chance to do it at the time and so pleased we managed to fit it in this time, well worth the ticket prices. Staff were very friendly and enthusiastic. We loved our "journey" through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant trip for the scientists among you, good information on the guides and boars. Shows a varied amount of topics concerning physics, chemistry, biology and even geography. Transport is always regular from Princess Street and the sightseer buses pass there as well.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Dynamic Earth. To start of we had a nice lunch in the Café. the Museum is divided up to present the different stages of the planet's formation with videos and even the floor moved in some of the theatres. The presentation advanced up to the development and evolution of life on the planet. The... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 12pm, parked in the underground car park and grabbed some coffees to go in the canteen before we headed down into the attraction. We had a pram with us and felt there was no where we couldn't explore with the pram. This is a partially guided tour as you go from room to room. Every part of... 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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