Our Dynamic Earth

Our 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, Our 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.

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Creating Wellness

A workshop with guest speakers offering advice on living a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life.

Sat 8 Apr

£40–£65 (Children free) / 0131 477 1728

Creative Science: Polar Felting

What’s your favourite polar animal? Is it a penguin? An arctic fox? Or maybe a walrus? Back by popular demand at Dynamic Earth, join fibre artist Ewa Kuniczak to explore polar worlds and get hands-on by making your very own polar wildlife creation to take home with you. Ages 5+

Tue 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 5 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Creative Science - Ultimate Aliens

If we discovered alien life, what would it look like? Scientists researching extreme environments know what they think, but what about you? Would your alien have three eyes and two heads? Would it be red, green, or blue? Get creative as you explore the world of astrobiology at Dynamic Earth and design an ultimate alien to…

Wed 12 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 13 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Double Dome Nights

Sit back and relax for a cinematic treat! Double Dome Nights features a combination of two 30 minute films from Dynamic Earth’s spectacular bank of out-of-this-world 360 degree immersive experiences. Pick up your popcorn on arrival and enjoy! Refreshments are available throughout the evening. Ages 5+

Tue 4 Apr

£8 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 5 Apr

£8 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 6 Apr

£8 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 13 Apr

Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

Become an explorer at Dynamic Earth and uncover a whole world of amazing experiences at Earth’s poles. Discover how polar wildlife is specially adapted to survive in harsh climates, find out about the exciting polar research that’s helping us understand our past, present and future and see if you have what it takes to…

Sat 1 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 2 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 3 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 13 more dates until 16 Apr

Icy Worlds and the Challenges of Climate Change – Meet the Scientists

Come and meet polar scientists from the University of Edinburgh whose research aims to uncover the secrets of our changing world. Discover how they live and work in the beautiful yet hostile polar environments, and explore how polar research is helping us understand and manage the changes and challenges we face in…

Sun 2 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 3 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Penguin Counters: Special Show Dome Event

The Penguin Counters is a cinematic experience documenting the research of Ron Naveen and his team in Antarctica. Their work tracks the impact of climate change and ocean health on penguin populations and asks what humans can learn from penguins’ survival at the frontline of climate change in the world’s fastest warming…

Fri 14 Apr

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Predicting the Effects of Climate Change by 2100

When it comes to climate change, the question is no longer is it happening? but how quickly is our planet changing? and by how much will it change due to carbon emissions? Many experts are convinced that we have already passed a tipping point, and climate change is now inevitable. They worry that the recent rise in…

Mon 3 Apr

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Researching Alien Worlds – Meet the Experts

Ever wondered if alien life could exist? Astrobiologists are scientists who study life in extreme environments on Earth and try to understand what it needs to survive and if life is possible elsewhere in the universe. Come and take part in hands-on activities with astrobiologists from the UK Centre for Astrobiology and…

Tue 11 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Researching Alien Worlds – Special Show Dome Event

Join us for an exclusive event in the 360 degree ShowDome. First Prof Charles Cockell *from the University of Edinburgh will be present the latest astrobiology research from the UK Centre for Astrobiology, then there will be a special immersive screening of the *We Are Aliens 360 degree movie and a Q&A session. Ages 7+

Tue 11 Apr

£8 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Researching with Drones – Meet the Experts

Scientists are making use of new drone technology in exciting and innovative ways. Meet experts from the University of Edinburgh who use it to understand the ways in which Arctic environments are changing, and scientists from the RSPB who use it much closer to home. You’ll even get the chance to become a drone pilot…

Sat 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Rock Doctors to the Rescue: Meet the Experts

Take a 145-million-year geological journey to discover the rocks that help Britain’s top GeoScientists meet the urgent global climate challenge. Family-friendly activities are available throughout the day, and get your ticket for a fun 2.5km guided outdoor walk exploring the geology that makes carbon capture and storage…

Sat 8 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

VR Worlds: Meet the Experts

Come and meet experts from Heriot Watt University, Energy Skills Partnership and ORE Catapult who are working to develop a hybrid reality world that mixes up real and virtual reality worlds. You’ll also get the chance to experience what its like to conduct an inspection on the top of a wind turbine, all from the comfort…

Fri 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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