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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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Educational morning - great for kids.

This is at one end of the Royal Mile behind the new Parliament building. It is easily reached by bus or on foot. The educational bit starts as soon as you arrive with the rocks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful time. Really brilliant interactive films and experiences. Only negative comment was that it is not very compassionate or sustainable to be selling dead insects preserved in plastic in the shop. Otherwise, highly recommended :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is at one end of the Royal Mile behind the new Parliament building. It is easily reached by bus or on foot. The educational bit starts as soon as you arrive with the rocks which have a commentary, and the path up to the entrance which tells you about the evolution of the earth. The exhibition is good, pitched... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fascinating & unusual day out .lots to look at & read about.& interesting displays to look out.A museum with a difference.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son is 11 years old and very much into astronomy and the star's. Hes fascinated with Dr Who so for him dynamic earth was great. We also had a 6 year old boy who really didn't understand much and choose just to run around and was happy that he was aloud to touch and play with things. Wouldn't recommend... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here on a number of occasions soon after it was opened and appreciated seeing a number of new displays when we visited recently. There was an excellent visual introductory display with James Hunter explaining his role as the 'father of geology'. The panoramic videos on multiple screens were very impressive which explained the development of geological movements over... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

our first visit here, well worth a return visit, we took our disabled son too, he loved every minute of it, stunning visual effects, briliant,

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great day out with the kids and the customer service was amazing. Massive thanks to Rebecca who was at the door to welcome us, answer all our questions, and gave us top tips to look out for.

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Thank Andrew C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent half day. The tour covers the whole story of evolution. It is interesting to both adults and children. There is a complete range of exhibits, with a choice of films at the end. The main hall has an excellent café, with reasonable prices. I have been on a number of occasions, and have never been bored.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here before but was great to visit again. There's plenty to see and interact with and the new addition since our last visit of Scotland's Time Lords was very interesting - a good mix of new and old. Enjoyed 'going back in time' and walking through to the present day. Glad to see the large ice block still in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Edinburgh and have bought annual explorer passes for our family for the last 8 years and visit 6 or 7 times a year. During that time DE made many improvements- like the 3D Endeavour flight or the animations at the start of the tour- and our children also find new things to interest them as they grow... 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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