Our Dynamic Earth

Science Centres

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

    Our Dynamic Earth - it's the Mother Earth of all adventures! Situated at the foot of Edinburgh's spectacular Salisbury Crags.

    Situated at the foot of the spectacular Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh’s 5 star Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million years.

    The adventure begins as oak panelled doors open on to an 18th century Edinburgh setting where the ghost of James Hutton demonstrates his theories on how the Earth was formed, round the corner a giant illuminated globe shows the effect of plate tectonics, and then you will be invited to enter in to our very own Deep Time Machine. The experience includes brand new footage created in collaboration with Our Dynamic Earth and the National Space Centre Creative and offers the chance to witness the development of the universe from the Big Bang through to early Earth.

    The journey continues by flying over glaciers as they carve out the planet’s surface before outsmarting dinosaurs facing extinction. You will feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes beneath your feet and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Embark on 4DVENTURE on an epic journey of contrasts. Touch, smell, feel the adventure as you fly from a Polar base to deep within the tropical rainforest. Plus spectacular 360° Full Dome Films. The films shown vary throughout the year. Please keep an eye on www.dynamicearth.co.uk for the most up to date screenings.

    Audio Guides are available to purchase for French, German, Spanish and Italian guests, alternatively our app can be downloaded from
    www.dynamicearth.co.uk free of charge for android and ios devices.
    5 Visitor Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    November to March - 10.00 to 17.30 Wed - Sun (Closed Mon & Tues). Last entry 1 hour 30 mins before closing
    1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016
    July & August - 10.00 to 18.00 daily. Last entry 1 hour 30 mins before closing.
    1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
    April to October - 10.00 to 17.30 daily. Last entry 1 hour 30 mins before closing.
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Ticket Information
    Adult £12.50 per ticket
    Child £7.95 per ticket
    Student/Senior £10.50 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Gluten Free
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • German Speaking
    • Italian Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking


    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Club
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area


    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant


    • There is a lift

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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