Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth
Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
  • Telephone 0131 550 7800
  • Opening times Nov–Mar Wed–Sun 10am–5.30pm; Apr & Jun, Sep & Oct daily 10am–5.30pm; Jul & Aug daily 10am–6pm. Last entry 1h30min before closing.
  • 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.

Events at this venue

There are 12 events at this location

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BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Daphne, or Hellfire

BoxedIn Theatre If a tree falls in a forest, and no one gives a flying f**k, does it really fall at all?… Inspired by Ovid’s myth, ‘Daphne and Apollo’, this ecofeminist drama recasts Daphne as an impassioned environmentalist, battling big business, a boastful boyfriend and a pressurising father. As tensions between…

Fri 2 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Evaluation

BoxedIn Theatre If humanity was on trial, who would be its lawyer? Evaluation centres around a singular condition: held captive by the perfect machine, one human must defend their species and answer the ultimate prerequisite: are we even worth it? Based loosely on themes from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Evaluation…

Wed 14 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 16 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 26 Aug

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: From the Wind

BoxedIn Theatre From The Wind examines Scotland's relationship with renewable energy. Discussing the challenges that face funding and developing renewable energy projects on the islands and mainland of Scotland and hearing from the people of these communities. With a focus on the recent projects on Fair Isle and the…

Fri 2 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 12 Aug

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Shellshock!

BoxedIn Theatre When Shelly, recent grad and marketing whizz, is summoned to the secret headquarters of the world's largest oil and gas company she thinks she's hit the big time. They've got a PR problem and need some fresh ideas fast. Little does she know there is a bubbling madness beneath the veneer of corporate…

Fri 2 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Swallows

BoxedIn Theatre Tim, Harry and Ella have been sent on a mission – destroy a factory, send a message. Only when chunks of ice are falling from the sky, it doesn’t seem there's that much left to say. Henry Roberts returns to the BoxedIn stage with a riveting look at eco-terrorism and our relationship with the…

Fri 2 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Symbiosis

BoxedIn Theatre This show explores the story of a girl's life, her relationship with her environment and the notion that nature can act as a support system in the same way that family and friends do. Combining poetry and contemporary dance, this show aims to explore the deep connection we have with the natural world…

Fri 2 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Earth Untold

BoxedIn Theatre Five storytellers open a treasure chest. Inside there is a range of objects, all prompting a unique story – but it's up to the audience to choose what they want to hear. From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to Cornwall's pirate coves, The Earth Untold uncovers the ways in which the environment has…

Fri 2 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: The Voices We Hear

BoxedIn Theatre Nights are dark and lonely at the end of the world. In the aftermath of an environmental apocalypse, a girl frantically tunes a hand-cranked radio, listening for signs of life. Finding only silence, she decides to end it all. Just as the radio finally crackles to life. In their first and final moments…

Fri 2 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Greenhouse by BoxedIn Theatre

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 26 Aug

Dome Nights: Planets 360

Re-imagining of Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite as a 360 degrees dome show.

Fri 21 Jun

£10 (DE Tour plus Feature Dome Screening £17.95) / 0131 550 7800

  • 16:30 – 17:15

Family Nights: Destination Moon Launch

Celebrate the five decades since the Apollo moon landing with the launch of a new Dynamic Earth programme dedicated to one of humanity's greatest extra-terrestrial achievements.

Tue 28 May

£5–£8 / 01315231200

Family Nights: To the Moon and Back Again

Astronomy experts Alastair Bruce, Martin Black and William D. Taylor celebrate five decades since the moon landing.

Tue 18 Jun

Over-10s only

£10 (£8; Children £6) / 0131 550 7800

How to Save a Rock

Pigfoot Quick catch-up: it’s 2026, and we've got four years left to save the world. Half a degree out, and millions of lives are at risk. The temperatures are rising, and so are the people – but not enough has changed. Also, there's only one polar bear left alive, and he’s written us a letter. We're going to save him.

Sat 10 Aug

The Biosphere

£10 (£9) / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 11 Aug

The Biosphere

£10 (£9) / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 12 Aug

The Biosphere

£8 (£7) / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug

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Enjoy a family fun day out at the Fringe

10 Jul 2018

Grab a bite to eat, chill out at the Circus Hub and catch a world-class show

Planning a day out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be a daunting task – with a massive 3,548 shows in 317 venues across an entire city, you may not know where to start. Add kids into that equation and it can feel like mission impossible.

The Best Activities for Kids and Families in Edinburgh

3 Mar 2015

Places to go and things to do in Auld Reekie

Visitors have been climbing to the top of Camera Obscura’s rooftop chamber for over 150 years, so they must be doing something right. Up there, you can view Edinburgh through a giant periscope, ‘pick up’ a bus or person on a piece of paper, and learn…

Edinburgh's Royal Mile takes in hundreds of years of history and drama

16 Feb 2011

A haven for tourists and the centrepoint of historic Edinburgh

The Royal Mile begins as you leave the castle. On the right is the Scotch Whisky Experience – the perfect introduction to the history and alchemy of Scotland’s national drink – complete with a dram at the end. On the left, the tower with the…

Take Me Out

2 Apr 2009

From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid

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