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Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic EarthHolyrood Road
Telephone: 0131 550 7800


Situated at the foot of Edinburgh's spectacular Salisbury Crags, Dynamic Earth takes visitors on a journey through our planet's past, present and future.

Beginning with the Big Bang, children and adults alike can witness the creation of Earth, follow the planet through its evolution and even catch glimpses of its future.

Dynamic Earth hosts a number of exclusives, being the only Scottish centre to show the wonderful Astronaut, 360 degree dome film, narrated by Ewan McGregor and also being the only Scottish centre to offer a 4D film experience, 4dventure!

Experience a Space-tacular Summer

Get set for a Space-tacular Summer at Dynamic Earth during the school holidays...

there's lots of fun to be had and there's free activities on offer for the kids (and the big kids of course)!

With space themed sessions running every day of the holidays from 10am to 4.30pm, Dynamic Earth will ignite the imagination of your little rockets!

From crafts to science, hands on experiments and take home projects to face painting and Lego robots, there's so much to inspire and excite everyone that visits. There'll be rocket building, astronaut challenges and storytelling as well as talks and visits from experts from the Cosmos Planetarium and other science and technology experts.

So head to Dynamic Earth this summer with the kids and enjoy a truly explosive day of fun!

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It may be worth checking out Our Dynamic Earth's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


We do strongly suggest you contact Our Dynamic Earth before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Open all year
April to Oct daily 10am to 5.30pm
July and August daily 10am to 6pm
Nov to March Wed to Sun only 10am to 5pm. Last admission 1hr 10mins before closing.


"I'm hungry"

We have our own Food Chain Cafe on site, offering a range of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks, perfect for famished explorers. We have seating areas both indoors and outdoors.

healthy food

We have healthy eating options available offering a selection of freshly made sandwiches, homemade soup, fruit, yoghurts, and baked potatoes

"Can I have one of those?"

A wide range of souvenir and gift ideas for children and adults from in, around and out of this world.

"i need a wee"

Disabled toilets, baby change areas.

and baby come too...

We have the facilities to warm up baby food, a milk bottle warmer and a microwave. However we do not sell baby food.


"are we there yet?"

We are located in the city centre of Edinburgh, on Holyrood Road neighbouring the Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Holyrood Park. For full directions visit our website We are a short walk away from Waverley Station, and are accessible by the number 35 and 36 Lothian Buses. Additionally we are a stop on three of the Edinburgh Bus Tour routes.

...got any top tips?

We have our own dedicated children's play area where you can create a commotion in the ocean, go hunting for pirates and beat the octopus in our interactive games so be sure to make this a stop on your adventure. We have specially created kids lunch boxes in our cafe. We are a buggy friendly attraction with access throughout. We would recommend you purchasing a child friendly audio guide for children aged 7+ so they can get even more out of their visit to Dynamic Earth.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult £13.50
Child (3 to 15 years) £9
Child (under 3) Free
Senior Citizen or Student £11.50
Annual Explorer Passes Available.


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Our Dynamic EarthHolyrood Road
Telephone: 0131 550 7800