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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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Good for a family day out. Its aimed more towards kids than adults. It's a nice activity on a cold, rainy day

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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dublin
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dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good for a family day out. Its aimed more towards kids than adults. It's a nice activity on a cold, rainy day

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, It was a really interesting place and clean. The shop and cafe were 😃

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We both thought the visit was very informing, so much to see & well presented, worth another visit as there was a lot we missed being our first visit and the added bonus we got an Explorer Pass which we will use in the coming year 2017. Great Value for the price and we will definately be visiting again hopefully... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An amazing experience. Didn't knew what to expect but the whole show was just breath taking. I would like to go again and knowing what to expect enjoy it even more.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing place Ingenious exhibits Ignites the mind Dazzles your head You are left in wonderment on how amazing and dynamic our earth is. A must go

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must-see place in Edinburgh in my opinion. And not only for kids. Me and my partner are in the mid twenties and we enjoyed it so so much. Staff are amazing. First time we came in after 4 and the lovely lady on reception told us the tours finish at 4, so make sure you are there before that. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Won free tickets and thought it would be a good day out. Only in for 2.5/3 hours. Tour was OK, some interesting facts and good that's included is a 3D show. Some parts are dated. Cafe was a disappointment - food cold and dried up. No toilets up on 3rd floor at Cafe which makes no sense.

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very enjoyable hands on and interactive experience. Takes you on a journey of the creation of the Earth and the Universe. There's something for everyone regardless of age your understanding of the origins of the universe. Included a 4D "ride" sort of thing, and the 360 degree Showdome cinema theatre where we saw a video on how we are... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really excellent 3 dimensional explanation of how the universe was created and how we evolved on Planet Earth. Something for everyone of most age groups, from rocks millions of years old, audio visual and graphical depictions of life on earth and where Earth sits in the Universe as a whole. You could gather enough material for any number of school... More 

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots ot see and do here; kids love it and plenty to keep adults occupied too! Accessible throughout, although this just means no stairs - be aware if you have mobility isues but are not in a wheelchair - the accessible entrance is actually up quite a long, steep hill so if you have difficulty walking this might be an... More 

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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Dynamic Earth and for your review. We will pass on your comments for discussion on accessibility, we are grateful for all our guests' feedback to continuously improve this. For your next visit please be aware there is lift access from the car park to each level, and you are welcome to use the chairs available in... More 

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Staying in 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.
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