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Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Take a trip through space and time at Dynamic Earth, a science center situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s Salisbury Crags. Opened in 1999, the center was the centerpiece of an urban regeneration plan meant to bring vitality to a former industrial zone. Today, the center teaches visitors about the processes that shaped our planet over millions of years, from the Big Bang to abiogenesis, plate tectonics, and glaciation. Use the center’s 3D and 4D interactive exhibits to witness the creation of the Earth, and then follow the planet through millions of years of evolution, touching, feeling, and smelling the adventure as you proceed through history. Visit the site’s ShowDome to see 360-degree dome films about astronomy and space exploration. Using our custom trip planner, Edinburgh attractions like Dynamic Earth can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was a rainy day so we need something to do indoors and found this it was fun for the kids and even for us older ones  more »
  • You’ve got to be into science to love this. Science centre in Glasgow is much more family friendly and interactive. £64 for 2 adults & 3 kids, which seems a little expensive for what we got...  more »
  • We had time before our train to visit Dynamic Earth. It's great for big kids as well as younger ones! Plenty to see and touch.  more »
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  • It is a lovely place to go and can spend for hours, even though we don’t go to the tour, we still can spend time on the cafe level, children loves it. The shop is full of interesting toys, staff can too nice to not to tell children off for playing the toys. Recently cafe introduced an edible straw, has different flavours, e.g strawberry, chocolate and lemon etc., v. Nice and not too sweet at all! Highly recommended to try these straws. And of course dynamite earth is a place to go too!
  • An excellent place to visit if you like sciences. Very much suitable for children and families, but regardless of the age you can experience an entertaining time journey through various phases of the development of the planet earth. There are also 3 different shows, the one I found (based on the timing of your visit) was about the astronomy of the universe and the link between the human body and the stars. Great place to visit
  • This is a wonderful place to visit! Thoroughly recommend. Interesting journey through time with special effects. Enjoyed the Apollo film in the Dome. Cafe does nice lunches too!
  • About how the Earth works. Great exhibitions and a cool iceberg. Can get very very busy with school groups. Try and go early or late. Schools will always have priority, so book the planetarium.
  • Such an interesting museum to go to, for any age! It is made so enjoyable and entertaining. Time machine which brings you when universe started and travel to the days we are living now. I enjoyed there so much I didn't want to leave. Coffee inside. Different shows every 30 minutes. Souvenir shop inside.

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