Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth
Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
  • Telephone 0131 550 7800
  • Opening times 10 Feb–2 Nov 10am–17.30pm; 4 Nov–9 Feb Wed–Sun 10am–17.30pm (seasonal variations apply).
  • Website www.dynamicearth.co.uk
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Our Dynamic Earth

Located directly between the Scottish Parliament Building and Arthur’s Seat, Dynamic Earth presents a linear journey through the creation of the Earth, from the Big Bang to the present day. Exhibitions make use of sounds, smell and visuals to make the experience as real as possible, in addition to interactive exhibits. With volcanoes erupting beneath your feet, a tropical rainstorm pouring down, earthquakes and tidal waves at every turn, the history of the Earth has never been more interesting. The popular tourist attraction also holds gala dinners, conferences and weddings while its unique 360 degree cinema (the only one in Edinburgh) often has space-themed screenings.

Events at this venue

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Research and technology demonstrations with keynote talks and networking.

Mon 4 Nov

Free / 0131 550 7800

Edinburgh Geological Society Public Lecture: The Secret Life of Carbon

A panel of experts discuss the role of carbon in our soils, rivers and oceans.

Wed 23 Oct

£5 (Students free) / 0131 550 7800

The Festival of Physics

A brand new festival celebrating the wonders of science, the power of curiosity, and the inventions and discoveries that shape our world and our future, with workshops, talks, games and more.

Fri 25 Oct

Free / 0131 550 7800

Sat 26 Oct

Free / 0131 550 7800

Sun 27 Oct

Free / 0131 550 7800

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