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

There are 27 events at this location

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Accidental Science

Science workshop for kids.

Sat 29 Feb

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Sat 13 Jun

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

After Dark: Fire and Ice

Experience Dynamic Earth after dark at the launch of the science festival.

Sat 4 Apr

Over-14s only

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 19:00

Air Pollution: Seeing the Invisible

Family activities related to air pollution.

Thu 16 Apr

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth. / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 17 Apr

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth. / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:00

All That Glitters Charity Ball

Charity ball to raise awareness and funds for Group B strep support.

Sat 29 Feb

£35 / 0131 550 7800

Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS

Family activities about the Atlantic Ocean.

Sun 12 Apr

Free with Dynamic Earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 13 Apr

Free with Dynamic Earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Coastal Creatures

Workshop for kids to learn about the shallow sea.

Sat 25 Apr

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Destination Space!

Drop-in activities about science and space.

Sat 4 Apr

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00

Sun 5 Apr

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00

Mon 6 Apr

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00
…and 3 more dates until 9 Apr

Dino’s Outdoors

Outdoor adventure for kids in Holyrood Park.

Thu 2 Apr

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Diving into the Deep

Family drop-in ocean activities.

Tue 14 Apr

0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Earth from Above

Drop-in activities about Earth.

Fri 10 Apr

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00

Sat 11 Apr

Free with admission to Dynamic Earth / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00

Eco Engineering

Engineering workshop for kids.

Sat 14 Mar

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

An Evening with Gaia

A viewing of the Gaia art installation with special guest speakers.

Thu 16 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 19:00

Exploring the Five Deeps

Presentations about the deepest parts of the planet's oceans.

Fri 10 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 18:00

From Chew to Poo

Learn about the digestive system and bacteria in our guts.

Sat 2 May

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00

The Future

Science workshop for kids.

Sat 28 Mar

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Sat 6 Jun

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Gaia

View Luke Jerram's Gaia, a large scale model of Earth.

Wed 22 Apr

Included with Dynamic Earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00

Gaia & Planets 360

Special screenings of awe-inspiring science films.

Sun 5 Apr

Over-8s only

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 18:00

Sat 11 Apr

Over-8s only

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 18:00

Sun 12 Apr

Over-8s only

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 19 Apr

Messy Science

Messy science and sensory drop-in activities.

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 550 7800

Missions to the Moon with Apollo

Workshop for kids about space travel.

Sat 14 Mar

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Sat 6 Jun

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Now that’s what I call makeymakeymusic

Build a digital instrument using everyday items.

Sat 9 May

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Our Living Planet

Family activities focused on caring for our planet.

Wed 15 Apr

Free with Dynamic earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00

Outdoor Summer Club

Dynamic Earth’s popular summer programme is new and improved for 2020! Join the Learning Team for a week of fun and adventure at our brand new Outdoor Summer Club. Outdoor Summer Club is running throughout July and is for 7 to 13 year olds. Drop off is between 8:30 - 10:00am and pick-up between 4:30 - 5:30pm. Please…

Mon 6 Jul

Children £195; Children £175 Early Bird (until February 29th) / 0131 550 7800

Tue 7 Jul

Children £195; Children £175 Early Bird (until February 29th) / 0131 550 7800

Wed 8 Jul

Children £195; Children £175 Early Bird (until February 29th) / 0131 550 7800

…and 2 more dates until 10 Jul

Planet Protectors

Workshop for kids to learn about saving the planet.

Sat 6 Jun

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Polar Ice Worlds: Heating Up & Melting Down

Two-day exhibition exploring climate change in the world's polar regions.

Sat 18 Apr

Included with Dynamic Earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Apr

Included with Dynamic Earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Spectacular Space

Space and science session for kids.

Sat 30 May

£1.50 / 0131 550 7800

Volcanoes that Rocked Edinburgh (with Angus Miller)

Volcano expert Angus Miller discusses the volcanic eruptions that shaped Edinburgh.

Tue 14 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 14:00

Wed 15 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 14:00

Thu 16 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 7800

  • 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 19 Apr

World Oceans Day

Family activities for World Oceans Day and Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters.

Sat 6 Jun

Included with Dynamic Earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 7 Jun

Included with Dynamic Earth admission / 0131 550 7800

  • 10:00 – 16:30

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