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Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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#3 of 17 in Childrens Museums in Scotland
Children’s Museum · Science Museum
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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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  • I never leave reviews but I feel I need to. This place is incredible. Suitable for everyone, Who doesn't want to go in a surreal time machine and watch the universe in a very immersive planetarium? I....  more
    I never leave reviews but I feel I need to. This place is incredible. Suitable for everyone, Who doesn't want to go in a surreal time machine and watch the universe in a very immersive planetarium? I....  more »
  • Very well done museum. Interactive and family friendly. Don’t have to stay all day to enjoy. Buy tickets on the Hop-on Hop-off bus at a discount. 
    Very well done museum. Interactive and family friendly. Don’t have to stay all day to enjoy. Buy tickets on the Hop-on Hop-off bus at a discount.  more »
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  • My son was 4 and he managed to take a lot from the experience. Great for adults too. Very interesting explanations at each part of the tour. The planetarium at the end tops off the experience. Lovely soup of the day too! Great value for money. Brilliant day out. I’d suggest taking your time as you walk round if your wanting to make a day of it. We rushed it a bit. And we’re only there there for 2 hours.
  • Really enjoyed our visit here as it suits all ages. You walk through different areas, each with a different theme. You are guided through by staff who were all helpful and enthusiastic about the area they look after. The planetarium at the end was excellent, different shows happen throughout the day. We saw ‘You are here’ which was great talk given by an enthusiastic astronomer with amazing visuals.

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