We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dynamic Earth

112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
+44 131 550 7800
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$576.71*
and up
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
More Info
US$20.35*
and up
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
US$632.34*
and up
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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. As if this wasn't enough, Dynamic Earth is home to Scotland's only 360 degree full dome film theatre. We have a variety of films showing throughout the year.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“big bang” (80 reviews)
“ice age” (25 reviews)
“all ages” (135 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
CONTACT
Website
+44 131 550 7800
Write a ReviewReviews (1,972)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,850 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to take my children to Dynamic Earth for some time now and yesterday we drove to Edinburgh to make that visit. Firstly, it’s not what I was expecting. It’s a tour, 6 minutes in a room with a video and then move on...More

1  Thank PolarBarry
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit and will pass on your comments for discussion. We are always working to improve the experience for all our visitors so thank you for the feedback. If you have any further concerns please feel free to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The rocks outside Dynamic Earth are very cool as you can see how rock formations change over time. The exhibits inside are interesting and thought provoking. If you are a person who is interested in environmental issues, this attraction is for you.

Thank FabulousKathy
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review, we're very happy to hear you enjoyed learning about geology and the story of our planet. We hope too see you again soon. Best wishes Dynamic Earth

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been looking forward to coming here since I was looking at things to do in Edinburgh, and it didn't disappoint. Everything is nicely paced, the staff are so helpful and friendly, they really made the whole experience just that bit more awesome. The displays...More

Thank Dionnekirk
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear you had a fun day and we'll pass your kind words on to the rest of the team. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely fabulous place I would say for all ages.. Very informative yet fun at the same time. Whether your interests lay with Space, Volcanoes or Rainforests.. They have it all. Even a real Iceberg you can touch! I do love The Rainforest bit.. Very...More

Thank Emma P
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your thanks to the rest of the team. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get the chance go! it was a major highlight for our family on the trip! So much fun, with so much opportunity to learn about the world, about space, about nature...plus at times you feel as if you are in a movie, a...More

Thank swaaha
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's wonderful to hear you had so much fun learning about space and planet Earth! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and are delighted it was a highlight of your trip! We'll pass on your kind words to the rest of the team. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

although we were adults i must say it waa an enjoyable informative visit. i really never knew or dreamt or imagined that our ancestors were lizards!More

Thank Shirin R
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're very happy to hear you enjoyed learning about where humans have come from! Thank you for the review, we will pass on your thanks to the rest of the team and hope to see you back at Dynamic Earth again soon. Best wishes, Dynamic...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an interesting 'display' but it was pitched at the 8-13 year old school trip. There were so many school children it distracted from our enjoyment of the tour. The staff tried to help us but you could not get away from the noise...More

Thank DavidJT
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and useful feedback. We will pass on your comments for discussion on how we can continue to improve the experience for all our visitors. Best wishes, Dynamic Earth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a large group of pupils to visit, the children raved about how interesting and fun the visit was! The children especially enjoyed the snow dome and want to go again! There were a lot of interactions for the children to do as well as...More

Thank nikitatait10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I remember visiting Dynamic Earth about 16/17 years ago and didn’t remember anything overly impressive - but wow! Very clever and informative! The only thing that would have made us enjoy it more would have been if the school group we had to follow around...More

Thank EternallyCullen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t want to give away the premise, but the main idea is how the universe was created. You learn about the Big Bang, evolution, and stuff like there. There is even an igloo at one of the exhibits. Cool! Don’t miss Dynamic Earth!

Thank joshtravelstheworld
Nearby
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
...More
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Sugarhouse Sandwiches
322 reviews
.34 km away
Clarinda's Tea Room
680 reviews
.24 km away
The Holyrood 9A
1,062 reviews
.52 km away
Reekie's Smokehouse
383 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Palace of Holyroodhouse
8,449 reviews
.28 km away
Holyrood Abbey
822 reviews
.34 km away
The Scottish Parliament
1,404 reviews
.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ahmad A
12 November 2017|
Answer
Response from RealYstyck | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you are a visitor and want to visit the exhibition.
0
Votes
Soph1981
7 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RealYstyck | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think it would be. There are lots of things to read but, on the other hand, lots of strong visuals, although not too much hands-on - although the iceberg will be a surprise! As ever, it depends a lot on the toddler... More
2
Votes
Martin M
21 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Margaret E | Reviewed this property |
We didn't buy anything but everything seems reasonable considering you are a captive audience.
0
Votes