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Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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Take a trip through space and time at Our 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. By using our Edinburgh trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Our Dynamic Earth and other attractions in Edinburgh.
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  • This exhibition is very well set out and very informative. Lots of information given in a very easy to understand manner. Great place to visit for adults and children alike. Staff very enthusiastic an...  read more »
  • It was a great day out we all enjoyed our visit. Staff were very friendly and café was great for lunch. 
  • This exhibition is just so well done, using the full range of modern approaches. I took my 8 year old grand-daughter and her Mum, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. And the staff are so well-trained. T...  read more »
  • Excellent and informative, a good two hours or so entertainment. The exhibits take the form of a 'tour' moving from area to area and finishing with a short film. I enjoyed it very much as did my 9 year old son. The hot food in the restaurant is very good.
  • Staff are very helpful. Fully accessible for wheelchair users. Food at the cafe is good/coffee is amazing. Great place for a family day out. The 3d world tour is so much fun. Highly recommended.
  • Great place, lots of interesting and modern things. Great gift shop as well.
  • Great day out for the full family. As a geology student I found it particularly enjoyable, but there is plenty for the average person and kids. Entry price is reasonable and I would say worth it for the full experience.
  • We took our two sons here will visiting Edinburgh from the United States. This is one of the better museums that I've been to anywhere. The exhibits have great range the kids, age 2 and 5 as well as both my wife and myself really enjoyed the exhibits.
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