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What is Dynamic Earth

A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on a 4DVENTURE around the world. You'll be embarking on the interactive adventure of a lifetime - the lifetime of our planet.

Travel back to the beginning of time in our Deep Time Machine and witness the big bang first hand.

Rocket through the universe in a spaceship travelling billions of times faster than the speed of light and see stars explode on the other side of the galaxy.

Feel the ground shudder as a molten lava flow speeds straight towards you and volcanoes throw clouds of ash and gas into the sky.

The Polar ice caps are brought to within your reach giving you the chance to touch an iceberg for yourself. You can see your breath, smell the cold and feel your hands turning numb as you stand beneath the Aurora Borealis.

Fly high above ice cold glaciers and marvel at their power as they carve out entire continents. From your dizzying height it’ll feel so real you could almost be there before your soar from the sky and dive beneath the ocean.

As you plunge into the ocean depths in our yellow submarine you'll be able to explore the wonders of this aquatic world through the portholes. Man the periscope and search for whales or simply marvel at the incredible creatures that live where life wasn't thought possible. Watch a 30 foot wall of waves tell the moving story of the oceans without them life on this planet wouldn't be here and you certainly wouldn't be reading this!

Experience films as you've never seen - or felt them - before. The ShowDome Cinema with its 360 degree digital dome technology and thunderous surround sound is the only one of its kind in Scotland. There are many films to choose from throughout the year. Keep an eye on the schedule

Watch trailers below to take a look inside.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there car parking?

Yes there is a car park which is open 24 hours. It is located underneath the building and has a max entry height of 2.3m. 

  • £3 for the first 3 hours
  • £6 for non Dynamic Earth Visitors
  • Then £1.50 for every hour and part hour thereafter.

Can I get there by bus?

Any Edinburgh Tour Bus will drop you at Dynamic Earth, alternatively the number 35 and 6 Lothian buses drop off.

Is there an Annual Pass?

You can purchase an Annual Explorer Pass for less than the cost of two visits. This is our best value ticket.

Is there a discount available for groups?

Groups of 12 or more qualify for our group rates.

Is there disabled access?

Dynamic Earth is fully accessible.

What is the Post Code?

EH8 8AS

Do you have an access statement?

Yes: Access Statement

 

 

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