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Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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#3 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Scotland
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 10 years since my last visit, this time to introduce my partner. Dynamic Earth definately isn't just for kids but feeling advertising doesn't do it justice so I was happy to take pictures today...  more »
  • An attraction guaranteed to stimulate everyone from 3 to 93. A huge amount of information presented in an exciting way. If you go only once, set aside the entire day and take it slowly. But if you can...  more »
  • Our first problem was that having waited nearly ten minutes for the time machine to arrive,when it came we were told priority was being given to a child's birthday party so we would have to wait anoth...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place for kids and adults. Enthusiastic staff. Cafe great and reasonable. You can buy discounted tickets for dynamic earth if you do the open top bus tour.
  • Such an amazing experience for the little ones and for grown ups as well! Everything is perfectly set and keeps the children permanently engaged. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Must see!
  • A very Beautiful, Interesting, modern view of our Planet Earth.. A must visit to keep the Kids engaged, full day will be less to visit all the corners. Will suggest everyone to definitely visit it. Worth the price paid.
  • One of the best museums in the UK we have ever visited. Friendly and enthusiastic staff plus engrossing state of the art videos and displays made this a visit to remember. For children ( and adults ) aged 8 plus I cannot recommend this museum enough.
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