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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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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 5 days ago
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dublin
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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was there for a conference, fantastic venue with god service and help. Was also in the museum, which is interesting enough, not a complete natural museum, but a good and interesting intro to many aspects of our world - from the big bang, dinosaurs, and todays trashproblem, to the difference between deserts and antartica.

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dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

It is great to hear you had a good day out, thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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

Thank you for the great feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your visit! We will pass on your comments to the shop and cafe team. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for visiting Dynamic Earth and thank you for the review. We are glad to hear to you had a great first visit and look forward to welcoming you again in 2017! Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for the review, we are always happy to hear our guests have enjoyed their visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, we are so glad to hear you had a good time and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank you for such a positive review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank you for the feedback, we will pass this on to the relevant teams for discussion. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

It is great to hear you had a good visit and enjoyed the tour of our galleries. Thank you for the review and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Thank you for your review and positive feedback. Our education team are always happy to hear the various topics have been well received so we will pass on your comments. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth 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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