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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 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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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Took the grandchildren , had not been for a few years.Basically very enjoyable but i have to say THE SHOW as it is called at the end is far too long and too complicated.It tries... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
RonnieJ P
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to visit with kids (boy 11, 9 and 5), where else can they touch an Iceberg and smell a rhino! The staff were great too and played their parts with enthusiasm, great for the kids. The final film in the 360 showdome is AWESOME. (We arrived after 15:30 and still had plenty of time to get around)

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fab day out with 6 and 11 year old boys. Really informative but in a fun way. The real iceberg is amazing. Cafe was good quality and at a fair price.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dynamic Earth is a great day out for all ages plenty to see and nice cafe to grab a bite to eat. Was reasonable for entering price wise with onsite parking. Staff really knowledgeable and friendly. The 2 cinema experiences were excellent.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in February with my wife and four year old son. Staff at reception were friendly and explained where we needed to go to begin our tour. Found all areas of the exhibition in good condition and the staff at each part of the tour enthusiastic and well informed. My son was probably a bit young to take in all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here with Lanark Primary School, the trip was fab, well organised and the staff were great. The children all enjoyed the trip and the show in the show dome was awesome, very informative. Brilliant day out, had by all. Thank you 😊

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the grandchildren , had not been for a few years.Basically very enjoyable but i have to say THE SHOW as it is called at the end is far too long and too complicated.It tries to cover far too much highly technical stuff and in my view not suitable for children at primary school and indeed I struggled to understand... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here in the February school break with my adult son and a couple of his friends. The couple had their 20 month old son with them. It was a great place for adults and older children but not much to do for younger kids. Very informative. Staff were knowledgeable and interacted well with visitors. Good fun and learned a... More 

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Oxfordshire, England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 12 year old wasn't interested as the exhibits' focus is for much younger visitors. There is also very little explanation of what you are seeing around. I was extremely bored myself. It seems to be one of these places where 3-8 year olds can run around for a few hours. The show dome movie was alright but for what... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I regret not taking pictures here, I left my phone charging at the hotel and I do regret it. The staff is friendly and helpful. The price is a little too high, reason why I only give it a 4/5. The exhibitions are very nice, my four year old actually thought the "time machine" was real. He got very engaged... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelled to Edinburgh by train, leave Waverly Station by the Market St exit then get a taxi to Dynamic Earth.. it's about £4.50 and takes a few mins but a 20min walk. We went with my 9yr old son and got our tickets online which works out a bit cheaper and also includes the movie. If you head downstairs after... More 

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood 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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